Thelma Irene Rines
July 24, 1923 – February 15, 2021
Thelma Irene Rines 07/24/1923- 02/15/2021
Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother entered the gates of Heaven on February 15, 2021, at the age of 97 from the effects of Alzheimer’s.
Thelma was born on July 24, 1923 in Calwa, CA to Thomas and Daisy McAllister. She was the first daughter born of eight children, six who have preceded her in death. At the age of 18, Thelma met the love of her life, Bob, while attending church. They were married on February 7, 1942. After his 4 years in the Navy, Thelma and Bob moved to Bakersfield where they worked and raised their two son’s, Larry and Jimmy. They were faithful to their Lord and Savior and devoted to their home church, First Assembly of God, for over 60 years.
Thelma wanted to stay home to raise her boy’s and with her love for children she opened an in-home daycare that she lovingly ran for over 40 years. She was known and remembered to this day as “Aunt Thelma.” Their youngest son Jimmy and his wife Monica blessed them with their first grandchild, Christy Renae. They finally got a “girl”. Their oldest son Larry blessed them again with their second precious grandchild, Mark Daniel. Along came six great grandson’s. Blake and Hunter Garrett, Elijah, Adam, Gabriel and Aaron Rines, to complete their family. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 77 years and son Larry, age 75. Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Due to Covid-19 social distancing and masks are required.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestmemorial.com for the Rines family.
Sunday, February 28, 2021