Marian Lucille Thomas
Jan 19, 1921 - Oct 30, 2011
Marian Thomas, a longtime resident of Elk Grove died Oct. 30, 2011 following a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Thomas was one of the original council members of Bethel No. 347, International Order of Job’s Daughters in Elk Grove, and served as the first Guardian Treasurer for many years. Her four daughters were all members and two, Bonnie and Marilou, held the office of Honored Queen.
She was also a member of the Elk Grove Republican Women and the Job’s Daughters Mothers Club, serving as president of the latter. In the 1970s and early ‘80s she worked for Herburger Publications as receptionist for the Elk Grove Citizen.
“Marian was the kind of person who was a real contributing member to society,” said one of her friends. “She was an unassuming person who had a quiet strength about her, and she will be sorely missed.”
Another friend often commented, “Marian was truly a saint.”
Marian Lucille Titcomb was born Jan. 19, 1921 in Maine to Serene Trickey Titcomb and Amassa Campbell Titcomb, the sixth of seven children, and grew up there. Her siblings all preceded her in death. She worked in Boston for a while before meeting and marrying Walter Thomas who was completing his service in the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Thomas went to work for Foster & Kleiser, outdoor advertising company, leasing property for signs, and the family lived in the Bay Area before moving to Elk Grove in the early 1960s. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Webb, husband Dave and children Ian, Colin and Meghan of Crescent City, Sara Waldrip and husband Robert of Cleveland, Ohio, Marilou Thomas of Elk Grove, and Laurie Borsz, husband Brian and children Lucy and Kate of Sparks, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd.
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA