Mary Rosetta Thomas

Mary Rosetta Thomas
Mary Rosetta Thomas

Mary Thomas, 68, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 27, 2023 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mary was born on July 14, 1955, in Castro Valley, California. She grew up mostly in Spearman, TX where she graduated from Spearman High School in 1973. She moved to Amarillo, TX to help her grandmother while attending Amarillo College. She studied nursing and played basketball, when she met and fell in love with Mike Thomas. They were married in 1975 and built G&M Transmissions together, where she made customers into friends for life. During these years, they brought three children into the world; Rose, Rita, and Ralph. In 1999 they divorced and she began delivering for Shelton’s Flowers & Gifts, bringing joy everywhere she went. Around 2016 she took on the role of caretaker for her mother and her aunt. In 2022 she retired and started her new life where she spent her free time being the best grandmother (Mimi Mary), volunteering with her church, and rekindling friendships. She made this world a better place.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dutch and Ila Kibler.

Survivors include her children, Rose Hopkins of Austin, TX, Rita Epp and husband Jeran of Amarillo, TX, Ralph Thomas and wife McKenna of Claude, TX; two grandsons, Orson and Oberon Epp; her brother, Chris Kibler and wife Janet of Lawson, MO; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

 

7 Replies to “Mary Rosetta Thomas”

  1. We will truly miss you, you were Linda Prickett’s friend 1st then mine. Thanks for being such a great friend to us both.We love & will miss you! To Mary’s family we want to express our condolences for your loss, she’ll always be great to us. God bless you guys!

  2. Mary was my friend for 52 years, she, Debbie (Wright) Thomas, Barbara (Farr) Bayer and I were fast friends in Spearman High School. Mary was a year ahead of us in school but never looked down on us as mere Juniors when she was a senior. She was a joy! Beauty inside and out! We will all see her again in time, I know.

  3. I loved Mary so much. We met at AC while going to school. She always kidded around saying she got her MRS instead of a different degree. I reconnected with her several times in the last 10 years when she was delivering flowers to patients and others at BSA, where I worked as an RN for many years. I retired 2 years ago so I haven’t seen her around. She will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️

  4. My sweet friend, what will I do without you? I know you are singing with the angels now., and one day we will see you again and that is what gives me comfort. Prayers for your children and family. Love you always. ❤️

  5. Sweet Mary, so much fun, full of energy and overflowing with love. I was so lucky to have been a friend.. I love you Mary.

  6. When my daughter Lacey became friends with Rita, I gained a friend too in Mary. She was unfailingly kind and truely sweet through the years as we watched our little girls become young women. Our hearts are with Rita and all her family at this sad loss.

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