Mary Catherine Welch Thomas

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mary Catherine Welch Thomas, 89, formerly of Raleigh, died August 12, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Kill Devil Hills. She was born February 23, 1930, in Bear Creek to the late Michael Arthur Welch and Lena Mae Hunt Welch.

In addition to her parents and six brothers, Mary was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Ralph F. Owens and Lawrence E. Thomas.

She is survived by daughter Anne Owens Wood, husband Charles and her children Vanessa and Nicholas Thames; and son David Owens, wife Deloris and his children Michael and Ian Owens.

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A private family memorial service will be held. Entombment will take place at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at