Date Of Birth: August 15, 1938
Family: My parents were Clela and Thurman J. (Red) Thomas. My mother died in 1999 and my father in 1947. My step-father, George C. (Jeke) Spurrier died in 1970. My older sisters, Sue Vinson and Bobbie Durocher are both deceased, Sue in 1999 and Bobbie in 1995. My brother Thurman O. (Buddy) is married and lives in Lueders, Texas. My brother Charles D. (Doug) is married and lives in San Antonio. My first husband was Edward Joseph Butler, Jr, deceased 1992, by whom I had four sons: Richard, married and lives in Pasadena, Texas, Michael, deceased in 1990, Edward and Terrence, both divorced. My second husband was Harold Backus (Lueders Class of 53). Harold died August 10, 2001.
Church Affiliation: Church of Christ
Attended Baptist, Church of Christ and Methodist while growing up. Was Catholic for 35 Ĺ years.
My first husband and four sons are Catholic.
Schools Attended: Lueders Grammer School - Lueders, Texas
Lueders High School - Lueders, Texas
Draughans Business College
Studied nursing for one year while working in ICU Trauma Center in Marrero, LA.
Occupation: Soflines Processor at Wal-Mart. I will have 15 years with Wal-Mart in July 2001.
Places I Lived: Amarillo - Wichita Falls - Abilene - Houston - Stamford - Waco, all in Texas. I've also lived in Biloxi, MS - New Orleans, LA - Franklin, LA - LaFayette, LA - Dover, DE - Wilkes-Barre, PA and Topeka, KS.
Hobbies or Favorite Pastimes: Crocheting - Spending time with my grandkids when I can. I used to love working in the yard but due to skin cancer (three different kinds) and osteoporosis in my spine & hip plus acid reflux, I donít work outside anymore.
Travels: Alaska - Canada - Hawaii - Japan and all over the continental USA.
A Little History Of My Life: Met my first husband in July 1957 and got married Oct 25, 1958. I had four sons. Moved back to Nugent, Texas July 4, 1987. Started dating Harold Backus in 1990. Married Harold Jan 25, 1994. Harold had two sons and two daughters by Janice Scott.
Special Accomplishments: I raised four sons while following my first husband from one end of the globe to the other. He was in the Air Force 12 years and worked for oil companies for 12 years. He let alcohol run and take his life-same with my son Michael. I thank God every day I never drank and I quit smoking Jan 29, 1991. God willing, I will retire in six more years.
Current Address: Spring, Texas
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