Inurnment services for Ted Mosby Thomas, 81, Linwood, will be 3 p.m. Thursday October 13, 2011, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Thomas died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ted was an avid reader and craftsman. His talents ranged from his early days in the darkroom, doing black and white photography, to the digital age, where he enjoyed photographing nature. He was an exceptionally skilled woodworker, and exhibited and sold his art in the Phoenix Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, and at the Best of Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza and Crown Center. He created beautifully crafted boxes for jewelry and collectibles, and did custom woodwork for many of the artists and for the gallery. Ted’s engineering background, working for General Dynamics on the Atlas missile program in the early 1960’s, complemented his artistic skills and allowed him to create innovative and unusual designs. Despite traveling extensively during his Navy days and his working years, he was a country boy at heart, and loved living outside of Lawrence, on a small 5-acre property with his wife, Alice. Ted loved animals of all kinds, starting with the horses and dogs of his childhood, to the cats who kept him company in his woodshop.
We all will sorely miss him.