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Alice Thomas

December 4, 1923 — October 20, 2020

Alice Thomas, age 96, passed away Monday, October 20, 2020 at Sunrise Retirement Community where she had been a resident for the past 6 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alice was born December 4, 1923 in Sioux City, the daughter of Antone “Tony” and Mary Elukewich. She graduated from Central High School in 1942.

She married William “BT” Thomas on May 19, 1946. She worked at Wincharger and Dyna Technology, where she made lifelong friends before she retired as a clerk in the City Assessor’s Office.

Alice was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she volunteered in the office and in the Mothers of Preschoolers program for many years. Alice loved people and had many loyal lifelong friends. In her younger years she was an avid bowler, she also was a dedicated participant in aqua aerobics classes. She had a green thumb, she loved crafting, and playing cards with her group of friends over many years. Alice and BT were excellent cooks, their family has countless memories of fabulous meals and gatherings. She loved cats and took in many strays throughout her life. She was a communicator. She kept an array of greeting cards and never missed an event in the lives of her family and friends. A highlight for each of her grandchildren was Grandma Alice calling to sing “Happy Birthday” each and every year. She loved to travel and went on many trips around the country. She went to Russia when she was 80 to visit long lost relatives. She also cruised the Caribbean with family.

Alice is survived by her children, William (Kathy) Thomas, Deb Thomas (Doug Peckumn); grandchildren, Phil Thomas, Carrie Nash (Kasey Nash), Jacob Brower (Hanna Engel-Brower), Zach Brower (Allison Edwards), Zannie Thierer (Andrew Thierer), Drew Peckumn; extended grandchildren, Jessica Leighton and Sara Minard; great-grandchildren, Collin, Cade, Carter, Kylie, Isla, Hazel, Max; and her daughter by choice, Marcia Frank.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, William Thomas; brothers, Gus and Bill Luke.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Hospice of Siouxland. Alice’s family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Sunrise Retirement Community for their care and support.
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