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Noel Dean "Tom" Thomas
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1933
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 2010
Sheridan
Grant County
Arkansas, USA

Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
Name: Noel Dean Thomas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1933
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Registration Year: 1933
Father: Adelbert Thomas
Mother: Gladys Maxedon
Certificate Number: 2222
Roll Number: 001
Agency: Indiana State Board of Health
Volume Range: 1 - 5
Note: The Certificate of Birth states Noel was born at 10:45 AM at the City hospital. His parents were living at 631 North New Jersey, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. His father was unemployed at the time of his birth and his mother is listed as a housewife. Noel had one sibling waiting for him at the home.

In 1936, Noel Thomas was living at 940 Ludlow Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana with his parents, Adelbert C. and Gladys Thomas. Information taken from the Indianapolis, Indiana, City Directory, 1936.

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census places Noel Thomas [abt age 7] in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana with his parents, Adelbert [Clark] and Gladice [Gladys] Thomas at 20 Raymond Street. He had just completed the 1st grade of school and was sharing the household with his sister, Cleo and brother, Delbert Thomas.

Noel's mother died in 1941 of Appendicitis; presumably peritonitis, when he was still a young boy. The Thomas family was living at 921 Stillwell Street, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana on November 29, 1941. Document showing proof of this address is held by a family member.

Noel's father remarried about 1942 to Frances Matilda Muench [Gregg]. The Thomas family was living at 914 Union Street, Indianapolis, Indiana in April 1942. See photo on Find A Grave #126007218 of Adelbert Clark Thomas. It is about this time, Adelbert Clark Thomas moved with his family to California.

The 1947 Stockton, California, City Directory tells us Noel Thomas was living with his father, who was working as a Linoleum Layer for McLean's. The family was living at Route #2, Box 893, Stockton, California, USA.

The 1949 Stockton, California, City Directory shows us Noel Thomas was living with his father, who was working as a Linoleum Layer for R.G. McLean. The family was still living at Route #2, Box 893, Stockton, California, USA.

Noel D. Thomas married Karen B. Stahley on December 16, 1950 at Amador, California USA.

California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
Name Noah [Noel] D Thomas
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1928
Age: 22
Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1950
Marriage Place: Amador, California, USA
Spouse: Karen B Stahley
Spouse Age: 19

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Noel D Thomas
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1953
Street Address: 2930 E Anderson
Residence Place: Stockton, California
Occupation: United States Army
Spouse: Karen B Thomas
Publication Title: Stockton, California, City Directory, 1953

The beloved daughter of Noel and Karen Thomas died in a tragic accident on July 8 1961. Rhonda (Squeaks)Thomas drowned, at the age of 7, while taking swimming lessons at the Y.M.C.A. in Hawaii.

On October 6, 1963, Noel lost his step-mother to yet another, tragic accident. Frances Thomas was struck by a vehicle and died due to her injuries. Her Death Certificate states Noel was living at 4566 Virgil, Stockton, California, USA.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Noel Thomas
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1964
Residence Place: Stockton, San Joaquin, California, USA
Occupation: UNITED STATES ARMY
Spouse: Karen Thomas
Publication Title: Stockton, California, City Directory, 1964

On October 8, 1986, Noel lost his father to death in Stockton, California. His obituary shows us that Noel Thomas was living in Stockton, California at this time.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Noel D. Thomas
Last Residence: 72150 Sheridan, Grant, Arkansas
Born: 17 Jan 1933
Died: 5 Nov 2010
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

OBITUARY - NOEL D. "TOM" THOMAS - published in the Stockton Record

Stockton, CA
Noel D. "Tom" Thomas
Jan. 17, 1933 - Nov. 5, 2010

Stockton native SFC Noel D. Thomas (Ret.), age 77, passed away peacefully in Sheridan, AR on Nov. 5, 2010 from complications of pneumonia. Noel was born on Jan. 17, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Stockton. After graduating from Stockton High School, he enlisted in the US Army. His Army career spanned 23 yrs, during which he saw combat duty in Korea and Vietnam. He also spent another 20 years working for the U.S. Civil Service. He was proud to have attained the Pilgrim Degree in the Loyal Order of the Moose and served as a State Officer, as well as Lodge #391 Governor.

Survived by three sons [David George, Kevin Dean and Gerald Clark], 10 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren, and brother, Delbert "Max" of Richland, TX.

Noel was preceded in death by his wife of 46 yrs, Karen; daughter Rhonda; and sister Cleo.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Veteran's Day, Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at E. Harney Lane in Lodi.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to your local office of the MDA/ALS.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Adelbert Clark Thomas (1902 - 1986)
  Gladys Marguerite Maxedon Thomas (1906 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Karen Beth Stahley Thomas (1934 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  Rhonda Kay Thomas (1954 - 1961)*
 
 Sibling:
  Noel Dean Thomas (1933 - 2010)
  Delbert Max Thomas (1935 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cherokee Memorial Park
Lodi
San Joaquin County
California, USA
 
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94089982
Noel Dean Tom Thomas
Added by: Sandra Taylor
 
Noel Dean Tom Thomas
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Noel Dean Tom Thomas
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Noel Dean Thomas was my 1st cousin 1x removed. Rest in Peace!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
Tom saw combat duty in Korea and Vietnam. Served for 23 years in the United States Army. An additional 20 years in the U.S. Civil Service was also served. Thank you for my freedoms. I am proud to call you my cousin!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
Happy Easter!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
 
 
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