Linda Beth Kelley Thomas

Linda Beth Kelley Thomas
Linda Beth Kelley Thomas

Linda Beth Kelley Thomas found eternal peace and rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Linda was born August 11, 1938, in Borger, Texas.  Linda who was an accomplished scholar and athlete, graduated from Stinnett High School and her beautiful voice afforded her the opportunity to attend Texas Tech University on a voice and oboe scholarship.  Linda loved singing for Jesus and sang at many churches and events alongside her best friend, Linda Ford, who accompanied her with the piano.

Linda married the love of her life and faithful companion, Bert Thomas, in December 1958 and together they built a home and family for the past 64 years. Linda’s greatest love was her family.  She relished in being a wife, mother, and Gran.  Linda’s home was filled with love & laughter and many friends enjoyed her gift of hospitality through the years.

Linda found many treasured friends through her involvement as a “Pink Lady” at the High Plains Baptist Hospital and she influenced and encouraged young brides and grooms when she served as the Wedding Coordinator at Trinity Fellowship Church for several years.  Those who knew Linda would say she was beautiful, creative, and fun-loving.  Linda stayed active in various other activities and organizations in both Clifton, TX, and Southfork, CO.  She had a heart of service and was an extension of God’s love to those she served.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Naomi Kelley and her siblings Charles Kelley & June Christian.  She leaves behind her loving husband, Bert Thomas and her four children: Kelley and Lisa Thomas (Mountain Home, Arkansas), Bill and Timma Gruhlkey (Wildorado, TX), Doug and Lori Palmer (Keller, TX), Kevin and Cristy Mozingo (Houston, TX) along with 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with one due to be born soon.

The family invites all who knew and loved Linda to a celebration of life service at Christ’s Community Fellowship Church, 607 Coke Street, Vega, Texas at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  A viewing will also be held from 6:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 3 at Christ’s Community Fellowship Church. Burial will be in the Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, following the service.  Arrangements are being cared for by the staff of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Linda Thomas to either Bosque County Gideons at Gideons International P.O. Box 124 Clifton, TX 76634 or Christ’s Community Fellowship Church, 607 Coke Street, Vega, TX 79092.

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15 Replies to “Linda Beth Kelley Thomas”

  1. Linda was such a beautiful person inside and out! Reflecting back to our friendship beginnings in the 70’s, she always had time for a sweet conversation and always a positive one! Great memories of both Linda and Bert! Her legacy lives strongly in her children and grandchildren ❤️

  2. Linda was a wonderful friend who blessed the lives of all who knew her. We came to know Bert and Linda in Southfork, Colorado and enjoyed so many fun times together. We will miss Linda so much, but know and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.
    We are praying God’s peace for Bert and their wonderful family
    Kermit and Shirley Clark

  3. Linda has a special place in our heart We were one of those fortunate couples encouraged by Linda when we planned our wedding. Linda mentored Carol in becoming a Wedding Coordinator when Linda left. Linda was one of the most encouraging, generous and uplifting ladies we know and passed it on to her children. We adored her and her family. Our heart goes out to Bert, Kelley, Timma, Lori, and Cristy and the family.

  4. Thank you for letting me know about your mother’s passing, Lori. I only wish that we all could have gone together with her. Give my condolences to your Dad and the rest of the family. I will always remember and loved her as a gracious lady as she was. May our lovely Lord bless and comfort all of you. Love you all always and Mr. “T”

  5. Love to Bert. Kelly, Timma, Lori and Christy : I am saddened by your loss but blessed with Linda’s legacy! We were friends 64 years, sisters at Tech and friends snd sisters in Christ! Loved being a part of her life! Sweet sweet memories! Love in Christ Marjorie Royse Walsh

  6. Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I only saw your mom a handful of times, she had such a sweet and kind soul and was such a delight to visit with.
    Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family during this time.
    Now she is in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  7. What wonderful memories I have with you and your Mom! I always loved being able to be with her! I am so sorry for your loss, but am rejoicing with you in the vision of her running and singing down Heaven’s streets. Jesus is smiling to have her home.

  8. Linda always had a smile and true love in heart that reached out every time you saw her. She was a giver and shared the many gifts that God had blessed her and Bert with. I know you all will miss her presence and love deeply! Thank you for sharing the gift God gave you as a wife and mother!

  9. She was such a love kind lady! May God grant you peace that only He can at this time! And may your beautiful memories bring you incredible joy in the coming weeks.
    With deepest sympathy.

  10. Oh Timma. I’m saddened by the passing of your mom. I pray the LORD JESUS CHRIST hold you up and sustain you and your family. Know Berna and I love you and are thinking of you and your family

  11. I am so blessed to have known Linda when we all lived in South Fork! Such a sweet, loving and encouraging person! Made the best homemade peach ice cream ever! I know she will be so missed by Bert and all of the family, but we rejoice that the separation is temporary. The Angelic choir just kicked it up a notch! Prayers for comfort for everyone.

  12. We join you in celebrating the life of Linda. And praying for the family during this time. What a legacy that she left!

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