Obituary of Juanice Thomas |

Obituary of Juanice Thomas

Juanice A. Thomas died July 20, 2014 at Cascades of Grass Valley. She was 82.

A visitation/celebration will be from 3-6 p.m. Wed., July 30 at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge.

Juanice was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Grass Valley to John and Marie Wasley. After a three year courtship, she married Bill Thomas at age 19 on March 25, 1951 (Easter Sunday).

She was an accomplished watercolor artist.

Juanice and Bill had the enduring love memorialized in many novels and was an inspiration to many.

She is survived by her life partner of 63 years, Bill; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Kay of Albany, Ga., John and Jodie of Tulare, Calif. and Rick and DeAnnah of Chico, Calif., four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Juanice was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Barbara Marie, born June 3, 1952.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Research or Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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