Avis LaVona (Crockett) Thomas

Class of 1945

1945 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalAvis LaVona (Crockett) Thomas
Avis Crockett

– daughter of Mrs. Alta Crockett, 910 Cedar street, wants to attend junior college or business college upon finishing her work here.

She is president of the Horizon club, worthy advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, a member of RRF social club, Red Hots, student council, Perryscope staff and Teen Town. She attends the Presbyterian church, of which she also is a member.

Avis LaVona (Crockett) Thomas

June 5, 1927 – September 22, 2020

Avis Thomas, 93, of College Station, Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Born June 5, 1927, at 910 Cedar in Perry, she was the daughter of Vernon Oren and Alta May (Spillman) Crockett. She graduated from Perry High School in 1945.

She met the love of her life, Keith Frederick Thomas, at a skating rink in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Keith was attending Oklahoma A&M at the time. It was love at first sight. On August 11, 1946, they were married in Perry, and had four children, Karrol Gibbs, Beverly Henderson, Dennis Thomas and Joel Thomas.

Avis and Keith lived coast to coast during their married life. He preceded her in death in 1992.

In 2017, Avis moved to College Station, Texas, to live with her daughter Beverly and husband Wes. She was very active in the BCS Newcomers Club. She loved playing cards. Avis was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and The Week By Week Sunday School class.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Crockett McFarland.

She leaves her four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for her burial are pending at Forest Lawn, Long Beach, California. A memorial service in College Station will be in the near future.