our beloved mother and friend has gone to our Father in Heaven on March 9, 2010. Born to Francisco and Elena Ramonet Beltran , October 9,1928 in Atwood, CA. Nell moved to Phoenix as a young child with her family from California where she made her home until she was a young woman. Then she moved to Casa Grande and went to work. There Nell met a handsome young man, Vernon Thomas, her husband. They became husband and wife for 47 years and made their home in the Phoenix area where they would raise six children. Nell worked for the J. C. Penny Co. for 25 years before retiring to run Vernon’s Pest Control with her husband; where she continued to work until recently. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, sons Vernon Jr., John Patrick, and sisters Mary Sandoval and Marcella Gustafson. Nell is survived by brother Frank R. Beltran, sisters Catherine Randosh and Margaret Montoya, children; sons Michael L. and Gary M., daughters Mary F. Kinion, Cecilia A. Lukavics and Veronica A. Bourque. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Sunday, March 14 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Monday, March 15 at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 6200 N. Central Ave. Interment will follow at St Francis Catholic Cemetary. Please sign guest book at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Rick & Julie Randosh
Dear Thomas Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Aunt Nell, our prayers are with you for comfort and peace.
Aunt Nellie was a wonderful woman, we have fond memories of her and Uncle Vernon. She always opened her home and heart to us, Rick is so grateful he went to visit her last month. We are lucky to have her “live on” through all of you, you’re a great family.
For the rest of my life, when things get tough, I will always hear Aunt Nell say, ” The LORD is your strength’.
We now have another “awesome angel” from above looking over us.
We Love You Guys……..Rick, Julie & Stephanie
To the Thomas family, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Also my Mother sends her condolences to your family as a long time friend of your mother. God Bless all of the Thomas family.
Wade (Wadey) Chaffin & Family
We will miss you Nell! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone….
Michael and Rebecca Wilson
Dear Michael, Mary, Gary, Cecilia, Veronica and families:
We are so very sad to hear about the loss of your dear mother and grandmother, and our dear Aunt Nellie. We’re sure all would agree ~ Aunt Nellie was one of the sweetest people in our lives. She treated each of us as her own. We will never forget her overflowing generosity as she welcomed all of us (with open arms) into her home. A home which became the center of love for many relative and family gatherings. May treasured memories of joyous times bring peace and comfort to your hearts. Love, your cousins, Michael and Rebecca Wilson
Jeff Clegg- grandson of Edna & Jack Haddad
To the Thomas family,
I would like to pass along my , my mother Connie and brother brians deepest heartfelt condolences to you all. Growing up next door we all have so many memories of your wonderful mother and family. we are deeply saddened by the loss of such a great lady.We wish you all the strenght to get through this difficult time and have peace in knowing that she is in a beautiful place now. may god bless you all ,
Jeff, Connie & Brian……….
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always such a nice person. I’m sure you have many great memories of her to get you through this tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Arthur and Joan Schwieder
Dear Thomas Family,
We are thinking of you and sending you thoughts of peace during your time of sorrow. In our fond memory, Aunt Nell was a very giving, unique and precious person – she brought inspiration and light into the lives of those she met. Aunt Nell went through life’s hills and valleys with her fair share of heartache but she remained positive and gracious. The last time we saw her at our mother’s 80th birthday party, she told us to ‘lighten up’. We have learned from her that no matter how bad things appear in our life, there is always something good we can thank God for. Aunt Nell will live on in our hearts as we ‘lighten up’ especially for her.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Art and Joan Schwieder
Brooke & Dick Toland
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
God Bless to you all and just keep the thought that your mom
is with the Lord.
Mike and family. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. My prayers have been and will continue to be with her and your family.
Rest now and be at peace as she is with our Lord.
Bobby and Nina Crane (Schwieder)
Dear Thomas Family,
Sending our prayers and loving thoughts your way through this difficult time.
The Crane Family & Schwieders
Thank you for all the kind words and messages you have expressed to our family, thru this site and all the cards and letters.Our dear mother will be deeply missed.
Jill and David Bash
It was always a pleasure to call in to your office and talk to your mom, Michael. She was always sweet and friendly and so nice to talk to. Our sympathies to you and your family.
MOM I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!