Gwendolyn "Gwen"'s Story
Gwendolyn Agnas (Baker) Thomas was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 19, 1933 to Red and Gertrude Baker. On December 20, 2017, she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Gwen grew up in the Boston Community area around Lake Draper and graduated from Moore High School in 1952. She married Jim Thomas and served him as a loving wife for 56 years. She followed him around the world as he served in the USAF. During that time, they had four children. In 1976 Gwen settled in Norman with her family and joined Bethel Baptist church where she remained a faithful and dedicated member throughout the years. Gwen served on the board of Norman Christian Womens Connection for many years as well. She loved serving others and was always willing to drop everything to help someone in their time of need. Gwen also had a passion for bowling where she had great success and many years of fun and fellowship playing on leagues and even traveling to tournaments. She loved spending time with family and friends and could often be found at her grandkids events cheering them on. Gwen was deeply invested in everything she did. She was a good wife, a committed mom, a devoted grandma and a faithful friend. Gwen modeled a quiet confidence in God, regardless of lifes circumstances. She left a legacy of faith for her family and friends who loved her dearly.
Gwen is survived by: her children Bill Thomas and wife Bonnie of Indianapolis, Carolyn Smith and husband Allen of South Korea, James Jay Thomas of Oklahoma City, and Gene Thomas and wife Elena of Norman; grandchildren Andrew Smith and wife Megan, Marc Thomas and wife Jamie, Ashley Saddler and husband Chris, and Kacey White; great-grandchildren Grady and Jovianne Smith, Hayden and Harper Thomas, and Emma Sadler; brother Ralph Baker of Oklahoma City as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: her husband Jim; her grandson Dustin Thomas; her parents Red & Gertrude Baker; and her brothers Roy and Raymond Baker.
Gwens family has entrusted her care to Tribute Memorial Care in Norman (708 24th Ave NW, 405.292.4787). A come and go visitation is scheduled from 1:00-6:00pm on Tuesday, December 26th at the funeral home, with her family present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00pm. Services to celebrate Gwens life are scheduled for 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 27th at Bethel Baptist Church (1717 W. Lindsey, Norman). Gwen will be interred following the ceremony at the IOOF Cemetery in Noble.
Please share condolences and memories of Gwen at www.tribute.care.
Published on December 22, 2017