Dorcas Jean Cooper-Thomas
Passed away Nov 16, 2018–Occupation: Retired Federal Civil Service …. Dept. of Defense – Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Husband …. Bobby D. Thomas
1st Husband: Charles Edward McGee
Marriage: 30 Dec 1956 Place: Enid, Garfield Co., OK
Douglas Wayne McGee – Occupation: Health Care/Construction/Wildlife Ecology/Journalism
Gregory David McGee – Occupation: Machinist/Construction
2nd Husband: Bobby Donn Thomas
Marriage: 7 May 1964 Place: Enid, Garfield Co., OK
Military: Retired MSgt USAF/USA – Apr 1959 to May 1980
Occupation: Retired Federal Civil Service Dept of Defense (1 May 1985 – 30 Jul 2004) … Randolph AFB, TX
One child: Todd Patrick Thomas
Occupation: Federal Civil Service Worker – Disability Retirement
I was born in Snyder, Oklahoma where I attended school until relocating to Enid with my mother, grandmother and two half sisters in the seventh grade. I attended Emerson Junior HS after moving to Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1957. While attending high school I was active in in the Aquaette Snychronized Swimming Club, and played the French Horn in both band and orchestra. I was first French Horn my senior year. I was on the school honor rolls at Emerson Junior High and Enid High except for one semester my senior year when I took short hand.
I married Charles Edward McGee in my senior year of HS and we had two children. After my divorce from Charles I went to work at Vance Air Force Base where I worked in base supply and later in aircraft records. While working at Vance I met my present husband of 43+ years who was a career airman. My husband Bobby D. Thomas served 21 years in the military and had sixteen permanent change of station assignments. I was privileged to go on five of those assignments with him (Carswell AFB, TX, Randolph AFB, TX, Elmendorf AFB, AK, Barksdale AFB, LA, and Vance AFB, OK for a second tour). At the time of my husband’s military retirement I was living in Longview, TX where I worked in several jobs in the medical field. We moved to the San Antonio area in 1985 where I worked for Federal Civil Service at Kelly AFB and Ft. Sam Houston until my retirement in the year 2000.
My husband and I are contemplating moving back to Enid in the next few years.