Norman Kay Thomas

January 4, 1936October 24, 2017

THOMAS, Norman K. –

Passed way October 24, 2017 in Spokane, WA formerly of Lincoln, WA. Norman was born on January 4, 1936 in Wilbur, WA to Noah and Mabel Thomas, grew up in Hartline and attended school graduating in 1954 he then went on to attend Eastern WA College (now EWU) where he was involved in the ROTC program. Norman married Claudia Tilson on September 29, 1956 in Hartline, WA and they made their home there and raised their family. Norman worked for the Grant County Rd Dept. and then for McCall Fertilizer before farming with his brother William and Uncle Irvin on the family farm. He farmed for 70 years. He and Claudia moved to Lincoln WA in 1990 where they made their retirement home. Norman was a member of the Hartline Methodist Church, CWGG, Lincoln Mutual Service #1 board member, former Hartline School Board and the Hartline volunteer Fire Dept. Norman enjoyed fishing, woodworking in his shop, boating and being on the river, traveling and was a snowbird for 14 years in Yuma, AZ. He is survived by his wife Claudia at the home, three children Monty (Tina) Thomas, Mark Thomas and Pam (Larry) Evans along with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and his sister Eileen Cox and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Thomas and one sister Belva Trexler and daughter in law Kim Thomas. Funeral services for Norman will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Hartline High School Gym with Pastor David Oliver, Officiating. Interment will follow at the Hartline Cemetery, Hartline, WA. Memorials maybe made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Hartline Fire and EMT’s.. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the Thomas family.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 28, 2017

Norman Kay Thomas

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Susan Munger

November 1, 2017

Claudia, So sorry to hear of Norms passing, we always enjoyed his early morning chats at the Lake in the summer
and our grandchildren will always remember him as the peach man, who brought breakfast over to us.

Brad and Sue Munger Ferndale Washington

Rhonda, Scott, Hannah, Ilya, Will Peseau

October 27, 2017

It's not about the years in your life but about the life in your years that counts Abraham Lincoln

May you Rest In Peace with our Father. We send our loving thoughts and prayers to your family & friends.

David Boulton

October 27, 2017

So sorry I am not able to make it to the service. Great memories I have of Norm making trips to Arlington to visit family. He will be missed.

October 27, 2017

We have wonderful memories of Norman from school days and farming days and he will be missed. We are praying for God's comfort and encouragement to Claudia and the family.

Dennis and Penny Elder and Family

Timothy Trexler

October 27, 2017

To our Family & Friends, I was shocked by this news & saddened. I will pray for strength, peace and comfort that each of us can know that God has is receiving the best of the best. I know that soon he will be reunited with those who've gone before.
In the name of GOD ol might Father.
The Trexler's Timholly&kids

Gordon & Lenora Peterson

October 27, 2017

So very sorry Claudia & family to hear of Norm's passing. He was always fun to talk with & a good neighbor in Lincoln.

Lyle & Marilyn Webber

October 27, 2017

So sorry to hear of Norman's passing! You
are certainly in our thoughts & prayers.
Appreciated all his work in the Coulee-
Hartline schools.

Deberah Heathman

October 26, 2017

Norman has always been very nice to me such a good guy. He always had a great smile. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 26, 2017

Just want you all to know how sorry we are that Norman is no longer sharing his life with his wonderful family here on earth. He is enjoying a greater life in the arms of Jesus who loves him more than we might know. We will all miss his friendly smile and gentle character. The Boulton family, George & Annalee
and David & Stacy.

Lorri Barry

October 26, 2017

I was so sad to hear of Norman's passing. Such a nice man and fun to visit with. Enjoyed seeing him when he would stop by my office and shoot the breeze. Always asking about my family and how they all were. He will be missed by many. Lorri Barry