GLEN ROSE - With hearts filled with sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved and beautiful Cathy Thomas, 59, on July 27, 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer. She fought with courage and grace, always staying positive and refusing to accept defeat.

Catherine was born on March 13, 1959 in San Diego, California to Joe and Berdonna Gomez. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters Cathryn Mygnonne and Dăna Marie, sister Marie McCarthy and brother Michael Gomez. 

She married her high school sweetheart Toby Thomas on Dec. 30, 1978 in Mineral Wells.

Shortly after marriage, Cathy and Toby moved to Idaho with the U.S. Navy. After years at Navy bases on the east coast, they returned to Texas in 1983 to raise their family in Glen Rose. Cathy enjoyed swimming, travelling and surrounding herself with children. Cathy had an immense love for dolphins and achieved a life-long dream of swimming with dolphins in Hawaii on Christmas Day 2011.

Later in life, Cathy enjoyed her years working as the Somervell County elections administrator. She spent her last years spoiling her grandson Troy and her great-niece Kinsleigh.

Cathy is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Toby Thomas; parents, Joe and Berdonna Gomez; daughter, Jennifer Masby; son, Joseph Thomas and wife Casey; beloved grandson, Troy Thomas; brother, David Gomez and wife Tammy; brother-in-laws, Bill Thomas and wife Rhonda, Tracy Thomas and Dennis McCarthy; sister-in-law, Bunny Owens; dear friends, Nancy Bodoh and Jimmy Milton; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Services will be on Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. and her memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Both services will be held at Wiley’s Funeral Home in Glen Rose, TX.

Donations in Cathy’s honor may be made to the Somervell County Cancer Support Group (P.O. Box 152, Glen Rose, TX 76043) or your local humane society.