Thais "Dinky" Makofsky Thorn
Summary: retired housewife who had been hospitalized in critical condition for eight months from severe injuries caused by the floodwaters sustained in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
Cause of Death: Complications from injuries due to Hurricane Katrina
Born: June 26, 1920
Died: April 30, 2006
Location: Metairie, Louisiana