April 14, 1923 - October 3, 2017
Cecilia Thein Dubois of Plano, Texas, went to be with her savior on the morning of October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born on April 14, 1923 to the late LeRoy Thein and Ann Deasy Thein in San Francisco, California. Cecilia grew up San Francisco and Redwood City, California with her brothers; Sonny & Robert.
Cecilia attended University of California, Berkeley and earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. She was the first in her family to go to college and one of five women to pass the California State Bar in Northern California that year.
Cecilia lived her life to the fullest in California, Rome, Belgium, Texas and everywhere else she found herself. She enjoyed attending the San Francisco and Dallas Symphonies, she was active in water skiing, snow skiing, and horseback riding, and she enjoyed her travels to Bali, Hawaii, Mexico, the Middle East, and Western Europe.
A life-long Irish Catholic, Cecilia was a regular parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, Texas. She was also an art volunteer at the Ross School in California, active with the Junior League of San Francisco, and she published a series books concerning the commercialization of space called SpaceLog which is now part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
A proud mother of three daughters and two sons; Cecilia’s greatest passion was found in the time spent with her family. She introduced her children to archaeology digs and encouraged them to explore all that life had to offer. It seems appropriate that St. Cecilia was the Patron Saint of Music; Cecilia made sure to teach her children the universal language of music. She armed her children with recorders at a young age and they now live on to remember her life as a love song. Cecilia was also a grandmother of seven and a cherished cheerleader for her extended family.
Cecilia is preceded in death by her husband, William S. Cavalier, Jr., her daughter, Cecilia Ann Cavalier, and by her brothers; Sonny & Robert. She is survived by her children; William, Robert, Aileen, and Caitlin, grandchildren; Jamie Leigh, Grace, Stephan, Jackson, John, Albert, & William, half-siblings; Van R. Thein and Kerin Pontes, as well as extended family and friends.
Cecilia Thein Dubois will be laid to rest with her late husband at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, CA just north of San Francisco.
Her funeral is set at 11:00 AM this Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Sebastians Church in Greenbrae, California.
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Love is Forever
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252