On May 11, 2021, Tylice Catherine Thomas, at the age of 66, transitioned from this world to the stars above to be with her parents, little brother and all others that made that journey before her. After a long fight, Tylice chose to pass in her mountain home that she so loved with the fresh air, beautiful trees, and her loving and devoted husband of many years Allan Thomas at her side fulfilling her last two wishes. Tylice is survived by her three sons, Tyron Cooley, Ptolemy and Tollis Hill, multiple grandchildren, sister Mae Miner and many more nieces and grand nieces and nephews.
She was born Julian Tylice Mathews to Alvin and Jane Mathews on September 15, 1954, in Lynwood CA. The eldest of 3 kids ( Tylice, Mae and Alvin jr) the best way to describe her is a dreamer who adored the idea of space and the stars. A dreamer who wished to be an astronaut, but whose life was very much terrestrial in deed. She would not give up on dreaming no matter what dreams may come, good or bad. For while some of her dreams were out of reach, she still tried to make others dreams come true if it was in her capacity whether it be through an encouraging word or as a cheerleader on the sideline cheering them on, she was always about the dream.
Graduating from San Fernando High School and attending college, she started working for the City of Los Angeles where she was affectionately known as T.C., and retired after more than 30 years of service with the Department of Water and Power. Her final dream was achieved after retirement with the purchase of her first home in the majestic mountain community of Big Bear, CA. She became a collector of memories from that point on. Traveling, taking pictures, collecting new things, new experiences, new memories. Some crafted by her own hands, and some expressing the unusual flare that was so Tylice.
To those who knew her she was a true friend, loyal, eccentric and whacky. From her love of all things Hawaiian to NASCAR racing, Tylice was a fun person to be around. A demented little odd ball who loved the unusualness of life and had stories that either made you laugh or blush with the colorful words she frequently used. Tylice would talk you ear off for hours on multiple subjects and along multiple threads, which was truly a gift all to her own.
Tylice Thomas will truly be remembered by all those whose lives she has touched and would want everyone to follow the mantra of her favorite Star Trek quote
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
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