Fern Leigh Thomas, 68, of Oak Bluffs died on July 26, after being diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of the month.

She was born on September 17, 1951, to parents Lloyd and Elaine Thomas in Pittsburg, Calif. Fern graduated from Midwood High School in Brooklyn in 1968 and received her degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from Bucknell University.

Anyone who knew Fern knew she loved the Inkwell, good music and her children fiercely. She was the life of every party and shared her light with anyone who crossed her path.

Fern is predeceased by her father, Lloyd A. Thomas, her favorite guy in the world.

She is survived by her mother, Elaine Thomas; her brother and sister, Guy and Tobi Thomas; her children Ian, Hailee and Kia; and her three beautiful granddaughters.

Fern will be cremated by Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home in Boston. There will not be a traditional service as she was anything but, details for her celebration of life will be shared at a later date.