Ella Marthalee Bays Thomas (Marty)

Born on July 2, 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Kenneth Hayes Bays and Ella Pearl (Cawthorne) Bays. Passed away at age 74 on February 7, 2020, in Elk Grove, CA.

She is preceded in death by her sweetheart, Jim, with whom she is sealed to for time and all eternity. She is survived by her ten children James (Molly), Mark (Sungah), Hannah (Geoff), Aaron (Angel), Sarah (Justin), Leah (Christopher), Christian, Benjamin (Anh), Tirzah (Brian), and Caleb along with her 19 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jim Dan Bays (Linda) and survived by her siblings Kay Peck (Frank Scarlino) and Ken Bays (Peggy). She also has many "adopted" children and grandchildren that loved her as a mother and grandma. Marty was a remarkable wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A viewing will be held at the Herberger Family Elk Grove Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 14th from 12 to 5 pm. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8679 Elk Grove Blvd on Saturday, February 15th at 11 o'clock. Interment will follow at Hilltop Cemetery on Waterman Road.

Marty has requested that a donation be made in her honor to Save Ourselves Breast Cancer Organization, in lieu of flowers.

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