Sandra Marie (Parker) Thomas

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After a long battle with ovarian cancer, Sandra Marie (Parker) Thomas, of Madison Wis., beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the age of 73.


She was born to parents Donald and Agnella Parker on Oct. 19, 1944, in McGregor. She grew up as the second of four children and graduated from MarMac High School in 1962. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse.


She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Thomas of Madison, Wis.; her son, Michael Thomas (Sara) and grandson Calvin Thomas, of Fitchburg, Wis.; her sister, Jeanine Sesto, of Omaha Neb.; her brother, Donnie Parker (Linda), of La Crosse, Wis.; and many nieces and nephew. 


She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Gwendolyn Love.


The family would especially like to thank the staff of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center for their constant attentive treatment and Heartland Hospice Care for their compassionate support. Donations may be made in Sandra’s memory to: Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WOCA), 13825 West National Ave Ste 103, New Berlin, WI 53151, or at


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