January 23, 1930 ~ February 13, 2013
SEASIDE - Thelma passed away peacefully at her home with her family & friends beside her on February 13. Thelma was born in South Wales, England. She was the eldest of four girls, Margaret, Betty (deseased) and Brenda. In 1946 Thelma arrived in New York, then moved to California in the late 1950's. She worked at the Casa Abrego Women's Club in Monterey for over 35 years, and owned with her husband Leo the 726 Club in Seaside for 20 years.
Thelma's happiest times were going to work at the Casa everyday up until last May when she began her battle with cancer. Thelma could not wait to get well and go back to work but unfortuanately that time never came.
Thelma's happiest times were going to work at the Casa everyday up until last May when she began her battle with cancer. Thelma could not wait to get well and go back to work but unfortunately that time never came.
Thelma's best memories were when her nieces and nephews Bernard & Lynette, Leslie & Sharon would come visit from England. Thelma and her husband Leo used to enjoy going to many parties and dances. Thelma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Leo; her son, Ricky, with his wife, Nadine; three stepsons - Remy, Edwin & Mikey; her grandkids, Ariana (Eddie), Rico, Jordan (Jeremiah), Cathrina, Mario, Michael, Michelle (Daniel), Jason, Justin, Kayden, Tony and great grandkids - Keegan, Lylah, Jacob, Andrea, William and Elijah.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Feehan, Dr. Jerry Rubin, Dr. Falor and to all the wonderful staff of Hospice.
Visitation will be at Seaside Funeral Home at Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Ave., Seaside, CA. on Feb. 19 from 5-8 pm and Funeral Service on February 20 at 11 am with burial at Mission Memorial Park. A reception to follow at Chef Lee's on Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
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Published in The Monterey Herald on Feb. 19, 2013