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LaVonne Thomas


June 20, 2019

LaVonne Thomas

LaVonne Thomas, 90, a former resident of Rosalia, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the St. John Adult Family Home in St. John.

A private family graveside service will be at a later date at the Pine City Cemetery at Pine City .

Born April 24, 1929, at St. John to Ezra and Sarah Harman Mitchell. she attended schools at St. John and Garfield.

She married Harvey Weible and the couple later divorced.

She married Joseph Thomas in 1969 and they made their home at Rosalia where they owned and operated the Longhorn Café, formerly called Harold's Club. She was a cook and waitress at the Longhorn Café for several years. She retired in 1974.

They also operated Dolly's Restaurant in Spokane and Tom's Café in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Mr. Thomas died in 2006.

She enjoyed cooking, hosting family dinners, playing cards, and dancing.

Survivors include, two sons, Gary Weible (Eunice), Richland; Ron (Ginger) Weible, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.: one step-son, James Thomas (Barbara Smick), Ritzville: two daughters, Laura Van Dyke, St. John; Pennie (Douglas) Fish, Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Tom Thomas.


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