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THELMA BEATRICE DOUGLAS, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Heritage Park. Born Aug. 11, 1926, in Lynd hurst, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Hans and Signa (Johnson) Hansen. A graduate of Lyndhurst High School, Thelma enjoyed being a Pastor's wife and helping as secretary, choir director, and youth group coordinator over the years. A devout Christian, she helped build and was a member of First Assembly of God, Fort Wayne. In her 70's, she and her husband traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, and helped the community there build a church. She enjoyed swimming, skiing, and river rafting in Colorado. She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Pastor William Douglas of Fort Wayne; daughters, Donna (Robert) Harris of Fort Wayne and Esther (David) Murray of Morgantown, W.Va.; sons, David (Kay) Douglas of Boulder, Colo., and Steven (Kathy) Douglas of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Trabona of Florida and Elsa Ann (Jay) Myers of Pennsylvania; and brother, David (Mary) Hansen of New Jersey. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Douglas; sister, Aida Anderson; and brother-in-law, John Trabona. Funeral service is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Benevolence Fund or Heartland Home Health & Hospice. For online condolences, please visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 10, 2018
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