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Wendy Thomas, 45, beloved wife of Kenneth Thomas, conceded her valiant battle against pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at home with her family.
Remembering her with love are her treasured children, Jessica and Scott Turner; stepchildren Cassidy Humphrey, Shelby Stockdale and Mark and Daryl Turner; her mother and stepdad, Wanda and Clyde Meador; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne and Rosemarie Thomas; her adopted dad and his wife, Earl and Wanda Robertson; her natural father, Jerry Ladyman; her sister, Melissa Wright; nephew Jacob Wright; her grandmother, Wilma Meador; and extended family members, numerous friends and previous co-workers.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sept. 19, 1967, Wendy graduated high school in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1985, received a bachelor's degree from Strayer University in 2004 and served as a cryptological technician in the U.S. Navy from October 1987 to September 1995. She was employed as a government contractor prior to becoming a DOJ civil service employee for the FBI at Quantico. After working and traveling extensively in a job she dearly loved, Wendy's illness resulted in her medical retirement in September 2011.
Wendy loved life, her family, her job, her travels, her co-workers and her many friends. She found so much pleasure in her time at home with her puppies, Sadie, Lacey and Merlin. She'll be remembered and sorely missed by a worldwide "family," all of whom held a special place in her heart.
Arrangements and cremation service are provided by Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service. A private inurnment will be held at Quantico National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Aquia Harbour Inn, 1417 Washington Drive, Stafford, Va. 22554.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made in honor of Wendy Thomas to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, to advance research, support patients and create hope for all those with this cancer, at 1500 Rosecrano Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Ca. 90266; 1-877/272-6226; or pancan.org.
Online condolences may be sent to mullinsthompson