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Margaret Irene Cook Thomas

Death 19 Dec 2008 (aged 90)
Burial Newberry, Luce County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 49443823 · View Source
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Lifelong Newberry, Michigan, resident, Margaret Irene Thomas, 90, died Friday afternoon December 19, 2008 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie surrounded by her loving family.

Born Margaret Cook on October 31, 1918 in Lake Linden, daughter of the late James Cook & Ida (Stoddard) Cook, Margaret was a 1936 graduate of Newberry High School. Margaret was briefly employed as a secretary for Dr. R.E. Spinks and later as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell for 31 years until her retirement in 1969.

Margaret was a longtime member of the Newberry United Methodist Church where she served on various committees, life member and past matron of the Luce Chapter #364 of the Order of Eastern Star, life member and past noble of the Newberry Rebekah Lodge, past president of the Newberry Lions Club, active member of the Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens and recipient of the outstanding senior citizens award for service in 1996 and member and treasurer of the Luce County Historical Society recent recipient of the lifetime achievement award in 2008. Her hobbies and interests included spending time with her family and friends, traveling, quilting, outdoor activities and volunteering.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Charles Thomas and son Jim.

Survivors included her daughter Sueretta (Bill) Arsenault of Sault Ste. Marie; grandchildren Stephanie (John) Burke and Dan Arsenault; great-grandchildren Allyson, Breeana, Andie and John.

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