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Virginia Elizabeth Thomas

August 24, 1916 December 3, 2006
Virginia Elizabeth Thomas
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Virginia Holt Thomas

Virginia Holt Thomas, of Altus, died Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 in Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Virginia was born August 24, 1915, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Roscoe and Dennis Holt.

She attended Altus Public Schools from first grade until graduation from high school in 1931. Her college career included years at Gulf Park College in Mississippi and the University of Texas, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority.

In 1934 Virginia married Gordon Hailey Thomas. They lived in El Paso, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Altus to live in 1952. In the 1960's along with raising her family, Virginia returned to her life long interest in art, painting, bridge, and travel. She was active with local art groups, and was past-president of the Southwest Art Association. She was a member of the Voyette Bridge Club, played Mah Jongg, traveled to New Mexico and Texas to paint, and traveled extensively worldwide.

Virginia was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women, where she designed and helped needlepoint the kneeling cushions in the church. She was also past secretary of the Western Trails Historical Society. Virginia was a proud member of the DAR.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and a grand-daughter Elizabeth Murray Russell.

She is survived by her husband Gordon, and a sister, Billie Sue Guysi, and a brother-in-law George, of Woodlands, TX. A daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bob Murray, two sons, Robert and wife Pat, Steve and wife Elaine, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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