Doris Helena (Slade) Thomas

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Doris Helena (Slade) Thomas
Dec. 13, 1931 - April 9, 2018
Doris Helena (Slade) Thomas, long time resident of Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 86 on April 9, 2018. Doris was born in Wilcoe, West Virginia to the late Lillian (Ashe) Slade and the late Walter Slade in 1931. She grew up in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Howard University in 1954. While there she was a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. Also while there she met Lloyd E Thomas, soon to be her lifelong partner.
Doris is survived by her loving husband of over 64 years, Col. Lloyd Edward Thomas,USAF Ret., her son Daryl Thomas and daughter-in-law, Mary Thomas of Carrollton, TX., her daughter Denise (Thomas) Harper, son-in-law, Travis Harper, and two grandsons, Cameron Harper and Brandon Harper of Henderson, NV. Additionally, she is survived by her "adopted" son, Thomas Parker and his family of six of Sacramento, CA.
A wonderful home maker, Doris also enjoyed a variety of activities including teaching dance (both modern and tap), playing contract bridge at a master level, sharing laughs each week with her bowling team, and most of all, reading. She was a voracious reader (especially fiction novels). She read so much she was known by name by librarians around the country.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Doris's name to either the or the Parkinson Foundation.
There will be a memorial service in honor of Doris on April 27, 2018 at the Evergreen Funeral Home located at 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910. The service will start at 11:00am with a small reception to follow.


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Evergreen Funeral Home
1830 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 15, 2018
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