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Donnie Thomason

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Donnie Thomason, age 93, of Avondale, Arizona passed away June 13, 2022 in Goodyear, Arizona. She was born November 1, 1928 in Custer County, Oklahoma to Fred and Zelma Baumann.

Donnie, or known as “Ms. Donnie,” moved to Arizona in 1941. She attended Avondale Elementary and Litchfield high School. She settled in the West Valley, married, and had five beautiful children: Linda, Tommy, Sherry (Don Dew), Star, and Lori. She was employed for 20 years at Community Methodist Day Care. She made a connection with each and every child who walked through that door. She loved family get-togethers. Her signature dishes were her Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing and Christmas peanut brittle. Her family will never forget the Sunday banana bread, home-made ice cream, and fried chicken.

Ms. Donnie leaves behind her daughters, Sherry (Don) Dew and Star Erickson, son Tommy Thomason, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters Linda and Lori.

Funeral services will be held at 9am June 25 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley (1510 E Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona 85014 or www.hov.org/donate)

5 Comments on “Donnie Thomason

  1. Ms. Donnie, I am so proud to have been raised by you. You changed my life more than you will ever know and I will miss you forever. I know you will continue to be my guardian angel up in heaven the same way you were my angel on earth. As you always said to me ” I am so proud you came to see me.” Rest easy Ms. Donnie. You deserve nothing but peace after a long and beautiful life here on earth.

    Love your baby girl,


  2. Miss Donnie, if you are going to be Karle’s guardian angel you are not going to get much rest. Enjoy your family and friends and just check in on her from time to time. She is doing great and you taught her well. You are loved and will be missed more than you will ever know.

  3. I have such soft memories of you, Ms Donnie, that I keep tucked in my heart. You are greatly missed, but we’ll see you again in paradise. Rest well.

  4. A life well lived. I am so very blessed to have known Donnie. She had a beautiful spirit, and zest for life. You have earned your angel’s wings. Rest easy beautiful Donnie. I love you.

  5. Memories of you will live on in the hearts of many.

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