Suzanne Thomas

Suzanne Thomas passed away on December 1, 2017 in Chino Valley, Arizona. Suzanne was born on May 27, 1940 in North Hampton Township, Illinois. She was the daughter of Lee and Wanda (Huff) Sandberg.  

Her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the early 1950’s.  As a freshman at Scottsdale High School she met the love of her life Gerald (Jerry) Nelson Thomas. Suzanne married Jerry Thomas on June 14, 1959. Their love and friendship was always an inspiration to their children and grandchildren.  

Suzanne accomplished so much in her life. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, the Flagstaff Kennel Club, the Prescott Kennel Club, the Phoenix Arizona Beagle Club and the Chino Valley Training Club. She was the owner, breeder and handler of Cedar Ridge Arizona Beagles. She had many champion beagles and made many wonderful friends through the world of Dog Shows.  

As we all know she loved her Diamondbacks! 

Suzanne is survived by her husband of 58 years Jerry Thomas. Her children Patricia (Trish) Pittman (Russell), Christine Sevier (Robert) and Mark Thomas (Cyndi Willis Thomas). 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Her daughter Deborah Thomas Chamberlain preceded her in death, as did her parents.   

Suzanne requested that her friends and family get together, have coffee and remember all the wonderful times they had together. The Coffee will be on December 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Chino Valley Community Center, 1527 North Road 1 East. 

If you knew Suzanne you knew you had a friend who would be there for you at all times. She will be missed by everyone who’s life she touched.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Suzanne’s memory to Compassus Hospice  or the America Beagle Relief Network

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