June 21, 1919 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 102)


Frances B. Thomas passed away at the age of 102 in Merced, California on July 23, 2021. 

She was born on June 21, 1919 to Adrian and Francisca Bosmans in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  She eventually moved to Montebello California and started working for Helms Bakery.  While working there, she met her husband of 27 years, Joseph Thomas, and continued to work there for 20 years.

Shortly after her children moved to Merced California, she followed them, during her time in Merced, she volunteered many years at St. Vincent De Paul’s, enjoyed her dance sessions at the senior center, really enjoying her exercise group, and especially loved being with her family.

She was proceeded in death by her Parents, 1 brother, 2 sisters, husband Joseph Thomas, her son’s Phillip and James King, daughter in law Rae “candy” King, and grandson Jojo King.  She is survived by her daughter in law Paulette King, grandsons Phillip King (Linda), Jason King (Suzanne), granddaughters Lisa Longnecker (Randy), Tin Ivy (Rod) and Carrie Mattmiller (Brian).  She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation services will be held on August 5th from the hours of 8 am to 10 am at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home, 901 W. Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

Burial services are being held in private at the request of family.


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