Please Feel Free To Leave A Comment Or A Memory You Had With Dave~
Dave J. Thomas, 36, of Nipomo, died April 18, 1992, at his residence. A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 22, at 6 pan. in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary with the Rev. Paul L. Gilbert of the Faith Bible Church of Santa Maria officiating. The rosary service was held Wednesday, April 22, at 7 pan. in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, April 23, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nipomo. Burial was in the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Arroyo Grande and Nipomo. He graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. He was an auto body technician for 22 years, working with several auto body shops, the last being the California Auto Body Shop Inc., in Santa Maria. He is survived by his father and stepmother: Joseph L. and Virginia Thomas of Nipomo; his sister: Jo Ann Armijo of Santa Maria; his brother: Dennis Thomas of Nipomo; his grandmother: Annie J. Valente of Nipomo; his grandfather: Clarence Thomas of Gordo; an aunt and uncle: Herb and Betty Hulet of Nipomo; an uncle: Frank Valente Sr. of Bakersfield; nephews and nieces: Mark Allan Armijo, Beverly Ann Armijo and Lisa Marie Armijo, all of Santa Maria; numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother: Phyllis Ann Thomas, who died Aug. 3, 1987, and his grandfather, Frank Valente, who died June 22, 1969, and a grandmother, Maggie Thomas, who died in 1990. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 104 E. Boone St., Santa Maria, 93454. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary of Santa Maria is directing arrangements.