Niles Arthur Thomas

Niles Arthur Thomas, 91, of Jacksonville, Ore., passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010. He was born on December 9, 1918, to proud parents Sydney A. and Laura (Whitehead) Thomas, in Lewiston, Neb.

Niles enjoyed his antique car, a 1928 Dodge Brothers Roadster, and was a member of the Rogue Valley Old Timers Car Club. He worked as a millwright.

Niles is survived by his loving wife, Irene V. Thomas, of Jacksonville, Ore.; sons, Arthur Lee Thomas and Darrel W. Thomas, both of Eugene, Ore., Robert D. (Jody) Thomas, of Atlanta, Ga. and Terry A. (Susan) Thomas, of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Linda (Jon) Dahlberg, of Kalispell, Mont.; sister, Vera (Kim) Walsh, of Washington; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughters, Brianna Lee Thomas and Debbie Doyle; and two sisters, Wilma Smith and Lois Fettig.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at the Memory Gardens Chapel. Memorial contributions may be donated to ACCESS. Arrangements by Memory Gardens Memorial Park and Mortuary, 541-773-7338.

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