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Mildred Thomas

Mildred F. "Millie" Thomas

October 21st, 1937 - July 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Millie Thomas, age 82 of Watertown, SD passed away Friday, July 24, 2020.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Watertown. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church from 5-7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Family requests everyone to wear masks although not mandatory. Thank you.

In lieu of flowers family requests memorials.

Pallbearers will be Todd Becking, Bill Becking, Doug Wishard, Doug Peterson, Scott Murphy and Ronda Pommeroy.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Cal and Jackie Hillesland family.


Mildred Frances was born on October 21, 1937 to Edward and Nellie (Small) Becking in Watertown, South Dakota. She grew up in Florence, South Dakota and graduated in 1956 from Florence High School.

Millie and John “Jack” Thomas were united in marriage on April 8, 1956 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Jack and Millie lived near Florence where they raised their family on their farm. After the kids started school she worked at the sale barn for five years. Millie then was employed by JC Penney’s for 24 years. After retirement she went to work for the Borns Group as a mail carrier. The couple moved to Watertown in 1987.

Millie loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and gardening and her cows on the farm. She was also known for raising and selling her Maltese and Yorkie puppies.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Thomas of Watertown; her devoted children, Warren (Audrey) Thomas of Watertown; Keith (Shelley) Thomas of Sioux Falls, and Heather (fiancé, Dale Johnson) Thomas of Watertown; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her siblings, Karen (Duane) Murphy of Marshall, MN, Karyl Wishard of Watertown and David (Laurie) Becking of Florence; her sisters-in-law, Karyn Becking of Florence and Dorothy Pommeroy of Cedar Rapids, IA; her dear friend, Sandy Becking of Florence; and many nieces and nephews.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Richard Becking.


Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel. www.wightandcomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday July 29th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday July 29th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Notes
    NOTE: Visitation will be at First United Church
  • Service

    Thursday July 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday July 30th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Elmer Brinkman
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Posted at 04:35pm
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Bill and Cathy

Posted at 07:56am
A great neighbor. A great friend! Please know how much we will miss her. Sympathy...and love. As I wrote about our hibiscus today, I could see her smile and feel her love! We return that love to you!
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Sharon Dahlgren

Posted at 05:16pm
Many fond memories of Millie over the years. From 4-H, The Farm Show, JCPenneys, and the "mail" lady. My sympathy to the entire Thomas family.
Sharon (Thyen) Dahlgren
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Pam Raeder

Posted at 08:55am
Jack and family--

Millie and Jack were two of the first people that we met in Watertown. Millie was the one with the big smile that greeted everyone the same. She gained her wings and is smiling down on all of us. Sending sympathy to Jack, Warren, Keith, Heather and families.

Al and Pam Raeder
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Churchey

Posted at 08:20pm
Heaven has a new Angel! Thinking of the entire Thomas during this time. We love you all!
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