Shari Rhae Thomas was born in Gettysburg, South Dakota on March 14, 1959. She began her schooling in a one room country school near Gettysburg, then moved to Hereford, TX for a while. Eventually she moved to Odessa, TX, where she finished elementary school and later graduated from Permian High School in 1977. She then attended Odessa College, taking accounting courses and began a career that included working in the banking industry, and then starting her own private accounting business. She also worked for several oil field companies over the years as an accountant, shipping clerk, and other positions.
Shari is preceded in death by her parents, Jack E. Thomas of Lubbock, TX, and Patricia Gene Nolan of Midland, TX; and nephew, Jimmy Ahler of Huffman, TX.
She is survived by her brothers, Ken Ahler of Santa Fe, NM and Rick Ahler of Huffman, TX; sister, Martha Haymes of Lubbock, TX; brother, Maurice Thomas, and his son, Tod Thomas of Clearwater, FL. She was also close to Carrie and Brock Elliott, Patricia Jester, Rhonda Haymes, Randy Haymes, Dale Bookout, Adam Ahler, Christina Sanders and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be in Odessa, TX at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 5, 2021, also at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Robert Talley of San Angelo, TX officiating.
Graveside Services will be held later in the day, at 3:00 PM at Littlefield Memorial Park in Littlefield, TX, where she will be laid to rest beside her mother.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the CCU Dr.’s and nurses at Odessa Regional Medical Center.
Memorials may be delivered to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home of Odessa, TX.