Thelma Whitescarver (1931 - 2017)

  • "dear granny I miss u soo much I miss being able to call and..."
    - brandon ellis
  • "Thelma, you will definitely be missed. I remember working..."
    - Kathy Andrews
  • " Dear mother you will be miss for the rest of my days. May..."
    - Anita Hallock
  • "Such an awesome lady that everyone will miss. Good memories..."
    - Millie Martin
  • "I wont be there in Person to sign a book, so I will sign..."
    - Christopher Whitescarver

Thelma Whitescarver, 86, was born on March 28, 1931, and passed peacefully at home with her family in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2017.
Thelma was known as a wife, mom, granny and friend, and was loved by everyone who knew her. She lived a full adventurous and exciting life rich in love, rooted in family. She loved many things such as cooking, baking, making wedding cakes, the holidays, painting Alaska scenery, gardening and especially her many orchids. Born in Kentucky, her southern roots followed her wherever her many adventures took her; leaving her home for Michigan, Colorado, and letting roots grow in Alaska, in 1965, for 35 years.
Being the wife of a veteran and having children who are veterans also, she spent a great deal of her life volunteering and giving to organizations that helped veterans. The last 17 years she came to love life in Florida, where she would spent her time in her yard growing all sorts of fruits, nuts, flowers of every kind and her many colorful orchids. Thelma held many jobs in life, but the things she held most dear and close to her heart were traveling by air or her uncountable road trips with her children and grandchildren.
Thelma is preceded in death by many, including her husband of 46 years, Thurman Whitescarver; her first born son, Ivan; and her daughter, Debra.
She is survived by her sisters, Wilma and Dorothy; her children, Michael Whitescarver, Gary Whitescarver, Anita Hallock, Rita Kovach, Carrie Whitescarver, Heather Marshall and Jeffery Whitescarver; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A small service will be held in Alaska, at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, where she will be buried with her husband, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, beginning with the procession at the Ft. Richardson gate at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in her name be made to any local veteran association of your choosing, and thanks you for doing so.

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11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 18, 2017