Katie Oxley Thomas lost her life suddenly to acute organ failure resulting from pneumonia and flu. Katie’s exuberant spirit, warm heart, sharp wit, and loving disposition placed her at the center of hundreds of adoring friends and loved ones. Her unparalleled zest for life coupled with her compassion for others will continue to inspire the many lives she has touched.
Katie graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School and earned a degree in Recreation Administration from Humboldt University. Katie was an accomplished professional who specialized in high-level executive assistance. Her impeccable management skills, unrivaled ability to read people and situations, and magnetic personality made her a much respected and celebrated colleague. Katie enjoyed reading, fashion, fitness, boating, and time with friends and family which included her four siblings to whom she was very close. Above all else, she relished being with her three children, each of whom brought her immense joy, pride, and purpose.
Katie was an enchanting collection of contradictions. She was elegant, beautiful, graceful, and refined, while at the same time, goofy, mischievous, and utterly unwilling to take herself too seriously. At her core, Katie was the kind of person most people strive to be: effortlessly effervescent, fiercely loyal, and unselfish in every way. Katie is survived by her children, Dawson, Maddie, and Violet of San Diego; her father, Walt (Adrienne & stepbrother, Anthony) of San Jose, CA; and siblings, Amber (Simon) of New York, and Ciarra (Chad), Anthony James (Julie), and Patrick of San Jose, CA. She is preceded in death by her mother, Cecilia, next to whom she will be laid to rest.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Katie’s life at 11:00am on January 13, 2018 at Jubilee Christian Center, 105 Nortech Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to donate to a savings account fund for Katie’s children, Dawson, Maddie, and Violet, please donate funds directly to Wells Fargo account # 8610271572 or you can write a check to Walt Oxley. There will be a donation box at the service or if you wish to mail donation, please mail to: Walt Oxley, 663 Walnut St. San Jose, CA 95110.