Ruth's Story

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Ruth Ann (La Cross) Thomas, 99, of Traverse City, left our lives on Aug. 22, 2017. She was born in Detroit to Charles and Margaret La Cross.
Ruth was the loving and devoted wife of 77 years to her late husband, Wm. V. Thomas; mother to Wm. (Eula), Ellen and James (Char); and grandmother to Sean, Danielle and Signe.
Ruth's passions included cooking, gardening and sewing, along with dancing to live bands from the Great Band Era, especially in Texas, where they were snow birds for over 25 years. Her greatest passion was for the many beautiful quilts she sewed by hand and was so proud to often be asked to display them at many different shows.
Ruth is interred with her husband in the Garden of Remembrance at the First Congregational Church. The Reverend Gary Hogue presided; he was their compassionate and caring minister of many years, of which the family is so appreciative.
To express condolences to the family, please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com and sign the online guestbook.
Arrangements were by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on August 27, 2017
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