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Evelyn S. Thomas, 104, of Cambridge, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge.
Born in the Neck District on November 10, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Georgia Marshall Wingate.
She attended local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the Class of 1926. She attended and graduated from Goldey College in Wilmington, DE. She married William W. Thomas and together were blessed with two children. Mr. Thomas died in 1946.
Mrs. Thomas attended Spedden United Methodist Church where she was the organist for 30 years.
She contributed her longevity of life to living right, eating right and her faith in the Good Lord.
Surviving her is a daughter Marlene Thomas Sanders of Westminster, MD; grandchildren Robert S. Thomas (Bobby) and wife Gayla, Allison Thomas Scharch and husband Michael, Donna L. Sanders and husband Scott Amtsberg, Daniel W. Sanders and wife Rebecca; great grandchildren Jessica and Michael Scharch, Olivia and Ottilie Amtsberg, Rae and Ali Sanders; great great granddaughter Madison Zimmerman; daughter-in-law Melanie Thomas.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a son Gordon S. Thomas and son-in-law John H. Sanders.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 beginning 2 p.m. at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge. Officiating will be Pastor Pam Bockart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Evelyn may be sent to Spedden United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Wright, 507 Gay Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
I met Mrs. Thomas many years ago, she was a very gracious lady..My heart and prayers go out to her and her family..
sandy gatta Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
How wonderful to have been able to enjoy her company for so long. Our sympathy for you and prayers of peace for her
Dave & Myra Hopkins Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
Bobby, Gayla and family... We certainly extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
Miss Evelyn was a sweet lady and a dear friend of my mother, Sylvia. They called each other daily and enjoy going in town grocery shopping. She was a devoted mother to her family and we enjoyed visiting her while at Chesapeake Woods, usually on Wednesdays.
Maurice & Arlene Spedden Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
Your mother has to know what a loving and caring daughter she raised! Take your time in getting her things settled and revel in the long life she had while you heal.
Loretta Hill Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
My Summer Second Mother - March 14, 2013 Posted: March 14, 2013 | Last Revised: March 15, 2013 My Summer Second Mother Evelyn's daughter Marlene and I were born on the same day in the same year. We spent our summers together from elementary school all the way through high school. Our grandfathers were brothers and lived down the street from each other in Hudson. So, Marlene and I were always together with Evelyn as my mother when Marlene and I were playing in Hudson Creek. Evelyn was a quiet woman with an infectious laugh that sometimes ended in a giggle. Her life was so consumed with taking care of her father and mother in their later years with their needs foremost in her mind. Her children were so dear to her. I can remember her ironing all of Marlene's blouses to perfection. Evelyn was a woman who put her family, church, country, and property first. There were times that she indulged in herself and that was she loved beautiful clothes. She always went shopping with my family to town and she looked like a million dollars. It was a shopping extravaganza with Marlene and I focusing on the ice cream soda at the drugstore. Evelyn was so serious about her organ playing at the church. Marlene and I could hear her practicing nearly every night to get her timing and keys to perfection. Evelyn's influence greatly impressed me in being kind to others. I never heard her say an unkind thing about anyone. I shall miss remembering her during holidays and her birthday. May God watch over her. I shall end my reminiscences with one of my favorite prayer from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer: Unto God's gracious mercy and protection we commit you. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore. Amen
Life Story Mar 14 2013 12:00 AM
Marlene,We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Steve and Karen Abbott
Steve Abbott Mar 13 2013 12:00 AM