Eleanor Thomas passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 13, at Mission Terrace, at the age of 96. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Fred and Catherine Brand. They later moved to Downey where she attended junior high and high school. She met her future husband, Robert C. Thomas, in junior high; they married in 1944 and were together for 43 years until his death. Eleanor enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, dessert, and recently, coloring. She was a fan of the Dodgers and Lakers, and enjoyed watching tennis. She also loved watching old movies on TCM.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and sister Mary Olsten. She is survived by her two
daughters, Robin Thomas and Elizabeth Alix (David), and two grandchildren, Michael Knowles
(Michael Kraemer-Knowles) and Laura Bang.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Byers for his many years of care for our mother, as well as the staff and caregivers at Mission Terrace.