Alma L. Thomas, age 98, a longtime Norman resident, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born January 5, 1922, in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, to the late William Henry and Gracie Edna Riggs Vandaveer. Alma was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening and was very proud of the flowers in her yard. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Dan W. Thomas; son, Dean Richard Thomas; two brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include her son, Dan W. Thomas, Jr.; daughter, Danice A. Bowers and husband Larry; son, Randolph Thomas and wife Patricia; two brothers; grandchildren, Shanna Trent (Mike), Barrett Thomas Bowers (Domi), Brandi Mikish (Jay), Brock Bowers (Candy), Christy Steele (Shane) and Jessica Davis (Ben); seven great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman.
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