Larry L. Thomas


Larry L. Thomas

Larry L. Thomas, age 77, of Bothell, WA went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2010. He was born on October 1, 1933 in Yakima, WA to Henry and Doris Thomas. He graduated from Bremerton HS in 1952 and attended Bob Jones University and Seattle Pacific University, graduating in 1956. He was honored as a member of “Who’s Who Among Students” in his senior year. In 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Johnson and was drafted into the US Army. Their first home was in Baltimore, MD where Larry entered the Army’s Counter Intelligence Training Program. He was assigned to the Language School where he studied Russian for 47 weeks. He was then sent to Stuttgart and Munich where their first child was born. He and Marilyn enjoyed traveling throughout western Europe. They moved to Port Angeles where he started his teaching career and his three daughters were born.

Larry spent 27 years as an educator, enjoying the last few years as a P.E. teacher. Most of his career was spent working in the Mukilteo School District.

On August 3, 2007 Larry and Marilyn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Larry will be remembered for his compassion for others and his unfailing faith in the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leon.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; son, Mark (Sylvia); daughters, Deborah, Rebecca (Jerry) and Rachel (Shannon); and 9 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Canyon Hills Community Church at 1:00 p.m. on December 21 (22027 17th Ave. S.E., Bothell, WA 98021).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Gideons (P.O. Box 501, Everett, WA 98206) or Child Evangelism (1832 Walnut Street, Everett, WA 98201).

One Response to “Larry L. Thomas”

  • Shirley Knight says:

    The photo of Larry is just as I remember him…..jovial and friendly. I wish you the best in this next chapter of your life….the transition that is occuring without your mate. My heart goes out to you. Love, Shirley

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