Memorial Created By
Deb Ice Thornton

Thelma May Naugle Nielsen

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Thelma May Naugle Nielsen. Collecting stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and sign the guest book. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

On Friday July 8, 2022 in the wee hours Thelma peacefully passed after a year of illness, pain and dementia. She was 81.My Mom wanted to be remembered for being a kind caring human who did the best she could. She was proud of us and our loving care of each other and ability to divide duties and careneeds. Dave and I are a very good team, always have been and when it was time to advocate for Mom’s needs we had an equal sharing of the...  see more
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  • Emma Nielsen
    Love and miss you grandma Nana! It was so nice visiting you more recently when you were closer. You were always so kind and fun to spend time with. It was nice to catch up on stories about dad from when he was growing up and to learn more about your...  more
  • Dave  Nielsen
    I miss you mom! I used to visit often when we were able to finally get you moved up to Wilsonville from southern Oregon. It was fun to always catch up and chat. You would talk about your work as a nurse and would always say “ I would still be working...  more
  • Deb Ice Thornton
    Mom and I on her 77th birthday .
  • Deb Ice Thornton
    Thelma in an important photograph with 5 generations of women in our family! Thelma, Ruth(her mother),Deb, Dylan and Gertrude (Thelma's Grandmother, Ruth's Mother)

    Another 5 generation photo with Thelma's son Dave, and his two daughters Olivia and Holly.
  • Deb Ice Thornton
    Thelma as a baby with her parents Ruth and Orlo Naugle in 1941.
    Thelma graduated from Nursing School and her engagement and wedding photos.