February 19, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 8

William Maurice Thomas

William M. "Bill" Thomas passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, from complications after a fall on Jan. 14, when he broke several ribs.

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He grew up in Quilcene, Wash., the son of Maurice A. Thomas and Lucille LaVera Thomas. His father was a carpenter and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. In his teens, Bill was an observer in a U.S. Forest Service lookout station. He also worked at gathering and shucking oysters for the operators in Quilcene Bay.

From an early age he displayed a keen interest in sports. He participated in various sports, held season tickets to football games for several year...

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