Thelma Viola Artlip, age 86, died peacefully at her Roseburg home Sunday, January 6, 2019, with her family around her. She was born February 3, 1932, to Victor and Violet Freeman in Orland, CA. She was the youngest, with a sister, Marie and a brother, Edwin. They had a happy childhood swimming, fishing and playing sports.

Thelma was a fun-loving person with a witty sense of humor. She loved making people laugh. She was a busy lady who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was famous for her homemade biscuits. Working in her flower beds brought her much happiness. She especially enjoyed her roses. Thelma worked as a nursing assistant most of her life and the nurses highly respected her work ethic. They would argue over who would get Thelma to help them.

She was a wonderful, loving mom to daughter Jean and son Edward. She adored her grandchildren, Ginger, Ted, Joycelin, Danette and Nathan, as well as her great-grandchildren. Thelma also dearly loved her special friends Sharon and Neil, and Heather, as well as many other loving friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joel Lee for his excellent care of her. Also, thanks to the great doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital in ER and PCU. Appreciation goes to the extremely caring, helpful nurses at Amedisys. The Green District Firemen were very kind and treated Thelma with great care.

Thelma firmly believed in God’s promise at Rev. 21:3,4 “that sickness and death would be done away with.” She looked forward with great happiness to a resurrection on a paradise Earth.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 400 Safari Rd, Winston.

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