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Clara Joe Thomas Boudreau

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Matriarch of five generations, Clara Joe Thomas Boudreau was born June 18, 1927 in Childress. She left our side on Sept. 11, 2018 but she will always be in our heart. Joe was employed by Southland Corporation and was a manager of a 7-11 in Mabank where she was well known in the community. She was a lovely and generous lady, who loved to read, work crossword puzzles, listen to country and western music, visit flea markets and antiquate malls, watching antique road shows on TV and a trip to the casinos now and then. She loved flowers and butterflies. To Native Americans the butterfly is a symbol of change and joy. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection, so when you see a butterfly – think of Joe and smile. She was a kind, loving woman who always wanted to help someone. She was preceded in death by her parents Kelton and Minnie B. (Casey) Thomas, three brothers H.B. Thomas of Durant, Okla., Bobby Jack Thomas of Santa Rose, Calif., and Mickey Thomas of Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by her sister Mary A. Thomas of Dallas, two sons Michael Hill of Plano and Kelton Hill of Mabank, daughter and son-in-law Joann and Roy Cox of Mabank and daughter Karla Mraz of Mabank, and her beloved dog “Cuddles.” She was called “Grandma” by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frist Baptist Church of Plano at 1330 E. 15th Street Plano or Living Water Family Worship Ministries in Gun Barrel City in Joe’s name. A Celebration of Life will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Moorhead - Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with Bro. Rusty Yager with the Living Water Family Worship Ministries in Gun Barrel City officitating for the Boudreau family. The Boudreau family would like to extend an invitation for everyone to join them at the China Café in Gun Barrel City for more fellowship. Arrangements were under the direction of Moorhead – Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.