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Thelma Irene Suess

August 12, 1927 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 92)


Thelma Irene Suess, 92, of Meridian went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Private viewing will be held Friday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise. The service will be lived-streamed.

Thelma was born August 12, 1927, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to Lloyd and Martha (McCraw) Kee.  She moved to Wichita Falls, Texas as a young child and lived there until she married.  She met Reuben H. Suess while he was stationed at Shepherd Field in Wichita Falls.  They married in 1944.  Thelma moved to California after her marriage and lived there until they moved to Idaho in 1990.

Thelma always had a heart of giving and tirelessly worked behind the scene for those she loved.  One of her many talents was sewing and knitting, where she showered her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with blankets and clothing.  She enjoyed hosting luncheons for the Women’s Fellowship bible study providing an atmosphere of tender love and devotion.  She had a passionate voice and loved to sing hymns. Thelma gave countless hours of servitude by singing many years in the church choir.  There was nothing that brought her more joy than spending time with her grandchildren.

Thelma is survived by daughter, Phyllis Seeley (Rodger) of Oregon, son Robin of California, and daughter, Terri Walker (Grant) of Meridian; five grandsons; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband (Reuben), one daughter (Debbie), daughter-in-law (Karen), her parents and 7 siblings.

The family would like to thank The Cottages of Meridian, Memory Care, for all the care and love they gave to Thelma.  They would also like to thank Keystone Hospice for all their support and care.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse.

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Funeral Service
May 27, 2020

12:00 PM
Cloverdale Funeral Home Cemetery and Cremation
1200 North Cloverdale Road
Boise, ID 83713

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