Lavergne Chagnard Thomas

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Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation
325 NE 3rd Ave.
Camas, WA

March 31, 1921 ~ March 24, 2011

LaVergne Thomas, age 89, passed away on March 24, 2011 in Vancouver. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Louisville, KY and had been a Vancouver resident for the past 22 years.
LaVergne was a retired registered nurse who had served during WWII as a flight nurse. She was a member of the American Legion Post 583 in Center Point, TX; the WWII Flight Nurses Assoc. and the 437th Troop Carrier Group Assoc. Mrs. Thomas was also a member of the Camas United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1979.
Survivors include her daughter, Dana Ostenson of Vancouver; son, Gregg Thomas of San Jose, CA; sister, Jacquelyn Monfort of Los Altos, CA; four grandchildren, Erica (Louis) Ostenson, Kyle Ostenson, Patricia Thomas, James Thomas and great grandchild, Bodie Ostenson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be private. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations can be given to the Camas United Methodist Church at 706 NE 14th Ave., Camas, WA 98607. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit


Published in The Columbian on Mar. 29, 2011
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