Tanya Lyvette Thomas


Arrangements by Preferred Cremation & Burial. Funeral Services were held on November 17, 2022 at Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel

Tanya Lyvette Thomas was the third child born to Ivy Jean Washington and Willie Louis Washington on February 8, 1963, in San Diego, California.

Tanya attended Audubon Elementary, where she graduated at the top of her class. She attended O’Farrell Jr. High School and later attended Madison High School. Soon after, she transferred to Garfield High School, where she graduated at the top of her class as Valedictorian.

After high school, Tanya attend Mesa College and worked at the San Diego Zoo. During this time she met Trevor Alan Watson. Out of this relationship she had her only daughter, LaToya T. Watson.

Tanya would marry Kelvin Thomas in 1983. She continued her education at National University and became an Executive Secretary for SAIC before leaving for construction companies, law firms, as well as The Urban League and San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, and later returned to SAIC.

Tanya was there as a pioneer for all her siblings through good times and bad times. Tanya was a woman of many talents; she could fix any computer device and knew every software that was ever invented.

On, or before, Thursday, October 20, 2022, 9:35 a.m. Tanya was called home and greeted at the gates by her dad Willie Louis Washington, Sr. She leaves to mourn her; Ivy Jean Washington (mother); Michael Murrell (stepfather); Vickie R. Mundane (sister); Willie L. Washington, Jr. (brother); Michelle L. Washington-Walker (sister); Debbie D. Washington (sister); Curtis W. Washington (brother); LaToya T. Watson-Scott (daughter); Cameron Garrison (son); grand-kids Sahawana Washington (granddaughter); Reanna Watson (granddaughter); Jonathan McNeil (grandson); Simone Scott (granddaughter); Ajahniah Scott (grandson); Sinai Scott (granddaughter), and a host of family and friends.


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