Rosetta LaVaun Thomas, 76, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Circle of Life in Springdale, Arkansas.

LaVaun was born on June 29, 1941 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kansas to M.R. “Christine” Healy and Clifton F. Healy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clifton “Cliff” Healy, and grandson, Evan Thomas.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.

LaVaun is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Duane “Doc” Thomas, one daughter, Julie and her husband, Joe Bradshaw of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; one son, Mark Thomas of Siloam Springs; one brother, Roger and wife Marla Healy of Parker, Colorado; and one sister-in-law, Francis Healy of Augusta, Kansas; and three special grandchildren, Jace and his wife Brooke of Little Rock, Arkansas, Allianne and Owen Thomas of Siloam Springs; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

LaVaun was a graduating member of Towanda High School, Kansas in 1959. She obtained an associate degree at El Dorado Junior College and was a certified dental assistant before working with her husband as a bookkeeper in his veterinary practice in Wisconsin and in Siloam Springs for 35 years.

LaVaun served 10 years on the Siloam Springs Hospital Board and 2 years on the Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital Foundation. She was active in Siloam Springs Hospital Auxiliary, Rotary Ann’s, American Association of Veterinary Auxiliary, and First Baptist Church in choir and youth ministry for 50 years. She enjoyed visiting and corresponding with friends.

The family invites you to celebrate the life of LaVaun at First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 19.

Memorial contributions may be made to Siloam Springs High School Scholarship Fund, 700 N. Progress Ave., Siloam Springs, AR 72761 and Christian Veterinary Missions, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.