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Margene Thomas

Margene Thomas

Female 1924 - 2011  (87 years)

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  • Name Margene Thomas 
    Born 1924  Kingfisher, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2011 
    Person ID I4385308  OBC Sustraiak
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Family Domingo Urquiaga,   b. 11 Mar 1913, Jordan Valley, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1988, Caldwell, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1942 
     1. L. Urquiaga
     2. M.D. Urquiaga
     3. William Ray Urquiaga,   b. 18 Mar 1946, Caldwell, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1966, Burns, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1225024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A special valentine was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1924, Mary Margene Thomas. She was one of eleven children born to William and RosaBelle Thomas. Since she was one of the youngest she always claimed to be spoiled.

      They moved to Oregon while she was in school so she graduated from Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls. While there she made friends with Polly Urquiaga, who introduced her to her brother, Dee. They were such good friends they had a double wedding on September 16, 1942.

      When Margene moved to Arock she went from privileged to no electricity or running water. She and Dee had three children, Lazaro, Mary Dee and Bill, who were all raised on the Urquiaga ranch in Arock, along with their nephew, Jesse Cline. Bill was killed an auto accident in Burns, Oregon in 1960. Dee passed away in 1988.

      Margene has spent the last four years in Vale at the Pioneer Nursing Home where she received much love and special care.

      Margene is survived by Lazaro ( Peanuts) and his three children, Lazaro, Chris and Molly and their family and their mother Annie Miller, Mary Dee (Gerry) and their four children, Eric, Brian, Michelle and Brent and family and Jesse and his two children, Dee and Sandra and their families. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Polly Baltzor, Cecilia (Sam) Shields and Vic Eiguren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

      Graveside services for Mary Margene Urquiaga will be held at 2 PM Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Jordan Valley Cemetery, Jordan Valley, Oregon. Friends may call from 4PM to 8PM Friday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

      Obituary from Flahiff Funeral Chapel