Deborah Gaye Thomas, age 60, of Omaha, Neb., passed away on June 26, 2022, at Nebraska Medical Center. Deborah was born Sept. 29, 1961, in Union City, Tenn., to Billy Wayne Crabtree and Barbara Gaye Ring. Deb graduated with her GED from Omaha Public Schools. She married Robert Lee Thomas Sr. on Feb. 16, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nev. Deb was employed as a CNA at the Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home most of her career. She enjoyed fishing on the river, working on her garden and spending time with her dog Sassy. Deb was a Nebraska fan but never stopped cheering on her home team, Alabama.
Survived by her husband and best friend Robert Lee Thomas Sr. of Council Bluffs; daughter, Caroline Melissa Neil and her husband Joseph Neil Jr. of Missouri Valley; sons, Michael Jason Thomas, and Robert Lee Thomas Jr of Council Bluffs; sister, Mitzi Parsons of Missouri Valley; brothers, Gary Parson and wife Deseray Hatfield of Omaha, Ricky Crabtree and wife Mary Jo Crabtree of St. Louis, Mo.; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Deb was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Wayne Crabtree and Barbara Gaye Ring; grandson, Michael Todd Thomas; and stepdaughter, Shannon Mae Mckinney.
Graveside Service was Thursday, June 30 at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Marlin Lustgraaf officiating. The casket bearers were Joe Neil, Julian Sanders, Robert Thomas Jr., Caleb Thomas, Cheyenne Thomas and Peyton Thomas.