Wendy (Eichenberger) Thomas

July 23, 1952 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 69)


Wendy Eichenberger Thomas passed peacefully at her home in Athens, Alabama on June 7, 2022.  She is survived by her husband, Laurence (Larry) E. Thomas, Jr., sister Beth Roberson, brother William (Bill) Eichenberger, Brother in-law Tim Thomas (Mindy) and Sister in-law, Pam Thomas, nephews Tyler and Trevor Roberson, David Eichenberger, Justin, Jason and Trevor Thomas and Alex Hugan as well as nieces Samantha and Emily Hugan.   Wendy was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sister, Debbie Eichenberger Ballinger.            .
Wendy was born on July 23, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio to Dottie and Ralph Eichenberger.  She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio attended Finneytown High School and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1974 with a degree in Home Economics. 
Wendy first met Larry, the love of her life, in 5th grade.  They began dating when they were 14 years old and married on June 14th, 1975.  Wendy was the ultimate military officer’s wife sacrificing her own career goals as she and Larry were stationed in many locations including Germany, Ft. Carson, St. Louis, Ft. Rucker, Washington D.C, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Benning and Phoenix, Arizona.                             . 
Wendy enjoyed entertaining; was a fabulous baker, gourmet chef and the ultimate hostess.  Her spectacular Christmas parties were raved by all.  Living all over the world, Wendy decorated each of their houses with meticulous attention to style while making each a cozy home.   She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews.  Their home on Lake Guntersville provided many hours of fishing, boating, jet skiing and cooking out with friends and family.  Wendy loved to talk about the size of the bass that she caught and released for other fishermen to enjoy as well.  Wendy and Larry enjoyed cruising and traveling the world to places such as Alaska, Norway, Hawaii and many European countries as well as Australia and New Zealand.  She loved her many 4 legged canine children especially Max.
Celebrations of Wendy’s life will be held in several special locations including Michigan where she spent vacations with her family when she was growing up, St. Louis, Athens (Alabama), Nashville, Lake Guntersville and Sarasota.

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