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Thelma Beavers Harter


06/09/1918 - 08/06/1936 Obituary
Thelma Beavers Harter Obituary
Thelma was called home to spend eternity with the Lord on Friday morning, May 2, 2014 with her granddaughter at her bedside. She was born to Charles and Goldie Beavers on June 9, 1918 in Malta, Montana. She celebrated her first birthday with her parents, a sister and a brother, on the train moving to Bakersfield.
She attended local schools and pursued a career in hairdressing shortly after high school. She met Stanley Harter, a native of Bakersfield, and they were married on August 6, 1936. They celebrated forty eight years of marriage until his death in 1984.
Thelma continued her hairdressing career until her husband opened a car wash, Stan's Auto Laundry, in 1949, and shortly thereafter joined him in the management of that business until their retirement in 1969.
After being retired for twenty two years, Thelma returned to the workplace and joined the staff at Jess Smith & Sons where she enjoyed several years until it was necessary she retire due to health problems.
Thelma has been predeceased by her parents, husband, two sisters, and one brother. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held on Friday May 9 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Greenlawn Mortuary and Cemetery on River Blvd. on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Jack M. Lee, Jr. of the Coronado Baptist Church will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Randall Meyer, Kyle Evertse, Brett Evertse, Mike Chapman, D.J. Thomas and Larry Puryear. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Ott, Ken Beavers and Jim Wood.
A sincere thank you to the staff at the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC), Rosewood Skilled Nursing Facility, Pacifica Memory Care, and Optimal Hospice for their excellent and loving care.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from May 8 to May 9, 2014
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