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THELMA MAE QUAY October 15, 1922 October 7, 2016 Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home On October 7th, 2016 Thelma Mae Quay passed away peacefully at her son's home in Chehalis, Washington. Thelma was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Lotta Ives, husband, Robert Quay, sisters: Ione, Enid, Betty, Nona, brother Audry, and youngest daughter, Laurie Lee Long. Thelma leaves behind children: daughter Pamela Diane of Kennewick, son Robert (Carolyn) of Kennewick, son Jeffrey (Margo) of Chehalis, son-in-law Frank Long and son Russell (Debra) of Vancouver. She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Thelma was born to George and Lotta Ives in Pateros, Washington on October 15th, 1922. She graduated from Pateros High School and attended Central Washington University. In 1943 she married Robert Quay in Seattle, Washington and together they had five children. Thelma enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and was an avid quilter. She was a homemaker most of her life and was always there for her children. Bob and Thelma raised their children in Alderwood Manor, Washington and Brush Prairie, Washington. After Bob retired they moved back to their property in Alderwood Manor. The traffic got too bad in Alderwood Manor so they moved to Mount Vernon and finally to Stanwood where Bob passed away in 2006. In 2007 Thelma moved to Kennewick to be near her son Bob, his wife Carolyn and her daughter Pam. In 2014 Thelma moved to Mount Vernon and then Chehalis to live with her son Jeff and his wife Margo. A memorial service will be held at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S Union Street in Kennewick on Saturday, October 29th at 1:00 pm. This will be followed by a graveside service and reception at the Funeral Home for all family and friends. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 27, 2016