Barbara Jean Thomason

August 4, 1928March 9, 2019

Thomason, Barbara Jean Wright

August 4, 1928 – March 9, 2019

Barbara was born in Longmont where she lived until she graduated from Longmont High School in 1946. She attended Stephens College in Columbia Missouri and then lived and worked in Boston, MA for a short period. Barbara returned to Longmont where she would live for the rest of her life and married Francis LeRoy Thomason in 1948. Barbara worked at Longmont United Hospital for more than 30 years as a medical transcriptionist and eventually Supervisor of Medical Transcription. She loved to travel, play golf, sew, knit, and play card games with her many precious friends. Barbara is survived by her children Sudy (Daniel) Opsahl of Littleton, Robert Thomason of Evans , and John (Allison) Thomason of Lakewood, grandchildren Jesse and Nate Opsahl, Matt Thomason and Nick Thomason; and great grandchildren Tyler, Rylan, Braeden and Ayla Opsahl. Barbara was predeceased by her much loved husband of 69 years, LeRoy, parents Jesse and Thelma Wright of Longmont and her daughter-in-law, Karen Thomason of Evans.

A memorial service will be held at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 2:00 PM. A short reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to BrightFocus Foundation,, which researches for Macular Degeneration may be made in Barbara’s name.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2019

Barbara Jean Thomason

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Nancy Sloan

March 15, 2019

To Barbara's Family,
I was fortunate to know Barbara through the Sunset Ladies Golf group. She was a wonderful lady, good golfer, always pleasant, cheerful and helpful to me when I first joined the group. She is missed.
With my Sympathy
Nancy Sloan

Mike and Sue Knaus

March 14, 2019

To the Thomason Family,
We were sorry to hear Barbara had been ailing in health and passed away. Both Mike and I have enjoyed seeing her through "Supper Club" events and more recently seeing her on our walks by the golf course! Barbara was a nice lady and fun to be around.
Mike and Sue

Sabine Percarpio

March 12, 2019

I was very fortunate to be Barbara's water exercise instructor for many years. Her smile and positive attitude will be dearly missed. She would light up the room and was an encouragement for many other members and participants. Thank you for being with us and sharing your wisdom!
In loving memory, Sabine Percarpio

Carol Souply

March 11, 2019

Barbara was a sweet,dear,kind friend. I played Bridge with her and she always had a big smile to greet you with and a hug or a compliment for you. She was such a talented lady and shared her many beautiful things with us. She will be missed but know she is in heaven with her dear LeRoy. To her family thanks for sharing your mom with us. She was one of a kind and we loved her dearly!!
Carol Souply