Claudine Thomas, 81, of Vidor died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Memorial Funeral Home. 

 A lifelong resident of Vidor, she was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Henry A. “Pistol” Thomas of Vidor; daughters, Evelyn Sharpe and husband Dale of Vidor, and Alani Thomas-Frizzell and husband, Tommy of Houston; sister, Laura Belle (Tot) Rainbolt of Vidor; grandson, Dale Lynn Sharpe of College Station; and great-grandson Jacob Elijah Merrell of Beaumont.