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Betty Talley Thomas
Service: November 29, 2018 (Thursday) at 10:00 a.m.
Location: DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Dr., Gaithersburg, MD

Betty Talley Thomas, 91, of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on November 23, 2018.  Born in Washington, D.C., to the late Beulah and Jacob Wallace Talley.  Betty received her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University where she was a cheerleader and member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  She was a dedicated homemaker to her husband and two children. She was a gifted artist whose paintings fill the homes of her family and friends. Betty was proud of her work as a volunteer teaching swimming to children with disabilities at the YMCA. She was a crafts person who made intricate artisan corn husk dolls and decorations. She was a founding member of a book club in her former community of Burnt Hills in Silver Spring. She will be missed by all who knew her.


Beloved spouse of 68 years to Howard J. Thomas; devoted mother of Marcia Ann Thomas and Matthew John Thomas (Beverly); cherished grandmother of Chelsea Waldo, Kelly Waldo, Kimberly Lastinger (George), and Marlene Thomas; loving great-grandmother of Skylar and Neolia.


Funeral service to be held Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m. at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD.  Private interment.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

There will be a private interment at George Washington Cemetery following this service. For those not going to the cemetery, we would still like to invite you to share memories and snacks at a very informal gathering at Howard Thomas’ apartment in Asbury Methodist Village. We anticipate that the family will return to the apartment approximately 1-1/2 - 2 hours following the end of the service at DeVol. Here are the directions for those able to join us:

Howard Thomas
415 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Diamond Apartments, Apartment 1016

What your GPS won’t tell you:
Use the main Asbury entrance on Odenhal Ave. (right at Odenhal and Lost Knife Rd.)
Stop at Gate House and give destination - they will give you a parking placard.
Turn right at the first stop sign and right after the next stop sign into parking lot - look 415 Russell on building.
Sign in at the front desk.
Walk through the lobby and take the elevator to 10th floor. 1016 is at the end of the hall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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