Mary Helen Thomas


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Mary Helen Thomas, surviving spouse of Rev. Larry Thomas, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Mary was a faithful companion as her husband Larry served the Sunnyvale: First (associate), San Jose: Cambrian Park, and Half Moon Bay churches before retiring in 2011. Mary spent her life as a therapist in California.  She married Reverend Larry Thomas on June 12, 1970 and they were married for 45 years.  Mary’s laugh, spirit, joy and wit will be missed by many.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Rand, of Pembroke, Massachusetts, and by two Grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to Amanda Rand at 48 Elliott Avenue, Pembroke, MA 02359.
The memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:30 am, at First UMC Reno.
Memorial gifts in Mary’s honor may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AZ 72202, or to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, 550 Italy Drive, McCarran, NV  89434. 
Let us continue to give God thanks for Mary’s life and witness and hold her family close in prayer.  In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500