Obituary | Buren "Skip" Thomas

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Obituary | Buren “Skip” Thomas

Buren "Skip" Thomas
Buren "Skip" Thomas

Buren “Skip” Thomas, 82, of Lincoln, retired professor of mathematics, died June 26.

Thomas was born Sept. 17, 1938 in Cowles, Nebraska, to Glen and Bertha (Greenhalgh) Thomas. He served as the mathematics department chair at Lincoln Northeast High School and as a professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Thomas’ honors earned include the Scottish Rite Distinguished Teacher of the Year (1972) and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (1983).

Family members include his wife, Jo; daughters Kerry (Paul) Oddo, Elkhorn, and Leisa Carlberg, Lincoln; grandchildren Lauren Maloley (Coley O’Neill), Omaha, Peter (Ashley) Maloley, Bennington, Andrew (Harmony) Carlberg, Muscatine, Iowa, and Matthew Carlberg, Madison, Wisconsin; great-grandchildren Aurora Jo Maloley and Taran James Carlberg; brothers Dale (Linda) and Robert (Angie) Thomas; sister Linda Kort; sister-in-law Pauline Thomas. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Bruce, brother-in-law Dennis Kort, and son-in-law Jim Carlberg.

Funeral services were held July 1. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Sunrise Kiwanis Club or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Condolences can be left on the Roper and Sons website.

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