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Melanie (Kehayan) Thomas, 94, of Boise, passed away July 13, 2012 at a local care residence. Service times will be announced at a later date.
Melanie was a loving wife and mother. She was born in Constantinople (Istanbul) Turkey in 1918. Her family moved to the United States in 1921 and lived in New York City.
After graduating from high school, she worked at the family store and held sales positions at Bloomingdale's, and Macy's department stores.
In 1945 she married Glenn Thomas. In 1946 their first son Robert was born. Their second son Richard was born in 1950.
In 1953 Melanie and the family moved to Hawthorne, California. She was a stay - at - home Mom and enjoyed being involved in her boys' lives. Melanie also continued to develop her gourmet cooking skills. In 1980 she retired and moved to Los Osos, California where she continued her oil painting and cooking.
In 2003 Melanie and Glenn moved to Boise, Idaho to be near their sons. They celebrated 64 years of Marriage in 2010.
Melanie is survived by her son Rick and his wife Joan, her daughter in law Sue, two grand- children and six great grand-children.
Melanie will be remembered for her kind heart, wonderful paintings and her great cooking.