Thelma Louise Ansell, 87, of La Grande, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her residence. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Thelma was born on July 4, 1931 in La Grande, Oregon to Clarence and Gladys (True) Marquis. She was raised in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School. She married her one and only love for more than 70 years, Richard M. Ansell.
Thelma was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses of over 66 years, she enjoyed talking to people about God’s Word and the hope of everlasting life in perfect health on a perfect earth. She enjoyed learning about God’s Word, sewing, artist (sketching, watercolors, oils), gardening, crocheting, knitting and many more arts and crafts.
Thelma is survived by her daughters, Linda J. Albrecht and Diana S. Lantz both of La Grande, OR; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th Street, La Grande, OR 97850 to help with funeral expenses.