WINTER HAVEN - Thelma L. Tighe, 91, of Winter Haven, FL passed away on May 1, 2013 due to cancer. She was born February 23, 1922 in Ashland, KS and traveled the world with her military husband.
Thelma was a dedicated wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by 8 siblings and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph Tighe, daughters Linda Jackson (Mark) of Indiana, Susan Hart (Frank) of Winter Haven, and JoAnn Case of Louisiana, sons Joseph E. Tighe (Mary) of Guam, James Tighe (Elna) of Saipan, and Ray Leonard Chain of Texas, and one brother, Owen Ferguson of Oklahoma. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cassidy Cancer Center at Winter Haven Hospital.

Published in Ledger from May 4 to May 5, 2013