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Thelma Marie Dillon

April 10, 1924 November 5, 2018
Thelma Marie Dillon
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Obituary for Thelma Marie Dillon

Thelma Marie Dillon, 94, passed away peacefully at home on November 5, 2018 in Tacoma Washington. She was born April 10, 1924 to Gaylord and Ethel Brush in Cheraw, Colorado. Thelma graduated from South High School in Pueblo.

Through her close relationship with her cousin Velma; Thelma met her future husband Thomas (Tom) Dillon who was serving in the Army at the time. They were married on October 23, 1943 and celebrated 65 years together before Tom’s passing. After marrying they lived in Florida for a period before moving back to Colorado. Throughout her years in La Junta, Thelma worked for the Holly Sugar Factory, Winter’s Sale Yard, the Southeast Colorado Power Association (REA) and the Production Credit Association/Farm Credit Bureau.

In 2013 Thelma moved to an active 55+ community in Loveland, Colorado near Ted and Janet. She enjoyed many activities with other seniors in the community. In September 2017 Thelma moved to Tacoma, Washington to be with Sue and Frank.

Thelma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, reading and painting. Thelma’s joy and talent were captured in her wonderful paintings. Her favorite mediums were oils and watercolors and her beautiful artwork hangs on the walls of our homes and offices across the country.

Thelma is survived by, and will be lovingly remembered by, her daughter Sue (Frank Swanson), sons Ted (Janet Geist) and Richard (Gail), grandchildren Jacinda, Shane, Bryan, Andrea, Stacey, Kristen, three great grandchildren and her sisters Bonnie Lucero and Charlotte Pettus. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Tom and her parents.

A special thanks is extended to Sue Jaquith, Candace Jones and the staff of Comfort Keepers and Franciscan Hospice for their loving care and support of Thelma.

A celebration of Thelma’s life will be held at a future date in Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the charity of your choice such as the Parkinson's Foundation.


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