Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
The family would ask that you say a prayer, smile and enjoy your life to the fullest as Thelma always did.
Thelma Brown was born May 23, 1931, and passed peacefully in the wonderful care of the Gunnison Valley Hospital on Oct. 18. Thelma was the tireless single mother of five children. She was a woman of great faith who was smart, fearless, funny, joyful and loyal. She traveled the world with friends and family. She has often been described as best mother and grandma ever, favorite aunt, best friend and loyal confidant. She was proud of all and any accomplishments, and just as important, forgave all missteps. Thelma lived many places in her life, Remsen, Iowa; Wahoo, Neb.; Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Denver; and the final 18 years of her life were spent happily as a resident of Gunnison. The family of Thelma must give thanks to all who helped her through aging, especially her wonderful Gunnison friends — it truly takes a village. With the help of family and friends she was able to live in her own home until she moved on to heaven, a gift that meant more to her than we can explain. Thelma is survived by her children Elizabeth (Walden) Baker, James (Deborah) Brown, Thomas (Yolanda) Brown, and Paul Brown; her grandchildren Katelyn and Tyler Baker, and Monica, Donald, April, John and Andy Brown; her sister Olga Stoffel, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband John Brown, son Matthew Brown, granddaughter Tiffany Brown, parents Frank and Minnie Staab, and brothers Ralph, Richard and Milo Staab.