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michaelmoore
August 18th, 2007, 03:15 AM
Barbara L Thomas, 1959-2007, RIP

Barbara Thomas, Pacific Masters Vice President of Administration passed away Tuesday morning after a very short illness.

Barbara was Pacific Masters Vice President of Administration. She was also a member of the USMS Finance Committee, She also served as the Treasurer of the XI FINA World Masters Championships.

Barbara worked very hard for the FINA Worlds. She did most of the work on planning and scheduling. When the committee had the idea of having a relay day, Barbara worked on the schedule so that no one day was too long - and that was very difficult giving the parameters of the meet.

William Thomas, her husband said Barbara had a cough during most of the summer and had been seeing a doctor about it. At the beginning of last week it turned worse and she had problems breathing. She was scheduled for test on Tuesday afternoon. Monday it had gone so bad that she was admitted to the ICU. Tuesday morning, her husband said that she had a spell and she could not be revived.

She leaves behind her husband William and son Will.

A memorial is scheduled for Tuesday even in Danville, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Deerfield Academy, Mr. Tom Henry, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342.

Pacific Masters sends its condolences to her husband, son and the rest of her family.

michael w. moore
chairman, pacific masters swimming

orca1946
February 12th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Sorry. May she swim in peace & look down to help us all.