Obituary for Thomas

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday December 12, 2002

Edward M. Thomas, 53, of Laguna Pueblo, passed away early Tuesday December 10, 2002. He is survived by his daughters, Nissa L. Thomas and Lorin H. Thomas; two grandchildren, Mariah and Matthew; and five sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Edwina Thomas, Patricia Thomas, Vannessa Caspar and Natalie Thomas. Edward was born on December 28, 1948 to Mary E. Thomas and Edward W. Thomas who preceded him in death. He graduated from Laguna-Acoma High School in 1967 and served in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam. Edward received his degree in Sociology from UNM and later worked as a caseworker for the NM Dept. of Corrections, a residential advisor at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and as an advocate for persons with disabilities at the Independent Living Resource Center. A Burial Service will be held at the village of Paguate Cemetery in Paguate, NM on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.

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