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 Thelma Maxine <I>Chambers</I> Arnold

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Thelma Maxine Chambers Arnold

  • Birth 28 Jul 1918 Millston, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 3 Jun 2005 Garner, Hancock County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Klemme, Hancock County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot BLK 4 LT 102
  • Memorial ID 99164134


Thelma M. Arnold, 86, died on Friday, June 3, 2005, at the Concord Care Center in Garner.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Klemme United Methodist Church, with Rev. Paddy Druhl officiating. Interment was in the Ell Township Cemetery, Klemme.

Thelma Maxine, was born on July 28, 1918 in Millston, Wisconsin, to John Arthur and Lois Ann (Tabb) Chambers. In 1922 the family moved to Delta, Utah. In 1925 they moved to Corwith, where Thelma grew up in a close-knit extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Thelma was valedictorian of the Corwith High School class of 1936, and in 1940 she graduated from Iowa State College, majoring in Home Economics. She taught home economics for two years in Lamont and then in Britt, until she married.

She married Roy Elmer Arnold on June 18, 1946, and Thelma became a full time wife and mother. Her family was very important to her, and many activities centered around it, baking special birthday cakes and helping with Cub Scout activities and 4-H demonstrations. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She was interested in genealogy, particularly of the Tabb and Chambers families.

She was a 4-H Club Leader in Avery Township and a judge in all nearby counties at fair time. She was a member (often an officer) of the United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, Farm Bureau Women, Hancock County Historical Society, Riverside Club, Eastern Star, Potpourri, Garden Club and Grandmothers Club.

On May 31 she suffered a stroke from which she never recovered.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Wayne Chambers; and sister-in-law, Nancy Chambers.

Survivors include her husband; sons, William (Lanette) Arnold and Lance (Christine "Tish") Arnold; daughter, Arlys Arnold (Carol Lilygren) all of Klemme; son, Don (Gail) Arnold of Taos, New Mexico; grandchildren, Monica (Jason) Trca, Charlie, Michelle Trca, Tami Trca, Travis (Trisha) Trca, Bradi Arnold, Kelly Arnold and Robert Arnold; great-grandchildren, Genero, Preston and Cameron Charlie, Cali and Anthony Capaldo, and Kennedy Trca; brothers-in-law, Wilbur Arnold and Bruce Arnold, sister-in-law, Evelyn Arnold; eight nieces and nephews; and cousin, Novella Bredbenner.
©Belmond Independent 2005
Transcribed by: Find A Grave contributor K Markwardt-Blakewell


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  • Created by: gensekr
  • Added: 18 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99164134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thelma Maxine Chambers Arnold (28 Jul 1918–3 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99164134, citing Calvary Cemetery, Klemme, Hancock County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by gensekr (contributor 46944074) .