Thelma Louise Pyle

July 12, 1933February 16, 2013
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Thelma Louise Pyle went to be with her Lord on February 16, 2013 in Cedar Hill, Texas. She was born July 12, 1933 to William Aubrey Winegeart and Ruby Barnes in Shreveport, LA.

Thelma was a wonderful mother who was an active church member. Before she retired she was a bookkeeper for AAFES.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Bean Massey Burge on Beltline Road from 7-9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Indian Hills Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 1:15pm.

Full obituary will be in the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Mark R. (Randy) Freeman

February 22, 2014

How moving it was to open the obits for today, and to see the one year remembrance for your Mom. It brought back so many great memories of all of us growing up together. I suppose we lived in a time when "someone's mom" had that watchful eye on us no matter where we roamed. "Watch the cars" Thelma would holler across busy Carrier Parkway to me when she saw me headed over your way. I think she was still hollerin' that same warning when I was 24 or 25 years old!
Who can forget the "Thelma Laugh"! She used her whole body when she would get tickled and let loose her "one of a kind" hysterical funny's! She was the kind of Mom that is now only a memory. I would challenge anyone to find a Mom in today's World that possesses more love and faith than Thelma had to give and share. Sometimes, it was "tough love", and she would save that for "nice"! It was so funny to watch Thelma and you two girls during that time, because you were all too much alike, and every so often, this would cause some interesting temporary Family unrest, and the "fun" was on!
(and we all knew how that drama would turn out)
Being a very caring, loving Mom and Wife (no matter how popular or unpopular at the time), blessed her with two Daughters and Families, which, of course, turned out "perfect", Right!
If anyone in Heaven is given the opportunity to look down and still remind us in thought to "watch the cars", and remind us to keep the faith, it would be Thelma! We love you

February 20, 2013

Thelma was such a wonderful friend and we enjoyed hearing her laugh every day at work. There were so many funny moments that it would take an hour or so to tell them all. May she rest in heaven with Ferney and her other relatives.
We loved her so much.

Sara McCarthy Thomas and Nancy Vestal

Yolanda Smith

February 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your enormous loss. I worked with Thelma for many years at AAFES. She was a one-of-a-kind woman. So many times she had us in stitches and we always loved to hear her stories of family and friends. Her genuine naivety would sometimes surprise us but always ended with a huge laugh when we would explain something to her. I pray that your memories will sustain you and bring smiles to your faces. And that you live with the hope and knowledge that we will see Thelma again.

Bonnie Steever Cockrum

February 20, 2013

Debbie and Judy,
Such wonderful memories of all of us growing up together on Carrier Parkway "way back when". Your mother made us all feel welcome. Her laugh and smile will always be what I remember most. She was so excited to have Mother teach her to play bridge and I remember how much fun it was to go to the house and watch her learn as we played. Your mother and mine were a hoot together. I know you have so many wonderful memories to keep in your heart forever. We had great dads, too. I'll keep you in my prayers because I know how this grief hurts. Much love to you both.

Cindy King

February 20, 2013

Thelma was a wonderful person. She and I worked together at AAFES and our husbands were both in construction. I thought of her as a role model. We use to laugh and joke- she made coming to work fun. She really knew how to enjoy life. Her cup wasn't half full it was overflowing. She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.

Jan Brown

February 20, 2013

Deb, Judy & family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mom as she was always so joyful to be around and nearly always had a big smile. She was such a kind and caring person and I loved her dearly. She will really be missed by everyone.

Linda Messamore

February 20, 2013

Judy, Deb, and family, our hearts break for all of you. Thelma was such a wonderful, kind, and caring woman. She loved us all as we loved her, she accepted us as we were, we ejoyed her humor and shared many laughs. She always had a twinkle in her eyes and a warm smile. I know Heaven is rejoicing in her homecoming. And of course she is already organizing a game night with her friends! We feel so blessed to have been a part of her life. We love you all, Johnny and Linda

Vickie Fuqua

February 19, 2013

Debbie and Judy,

My heart breaks for you! I will always remember Aunt Thelma's wonderful laugh and beautiful smile! My prayers are with you always.

Love you both,
Vickie Pyle Fuqua

Mary Lou Guillory

February 19, 2013

Dear Debbie and Judy,
You know how special your mom and dad were to Ken and me. We always teased that we wanted to be just like them when we "grew up" because they were always hitching up the trailer and taking off. Or, sometimes, leaving the trailer behind and just seeing other parts of the world like when they came to visit us in Germany. So many memories we have of them! They (and you, Judy) were the first of the family to meet Ken even before my parents did. They were with us for so many important times in our Army life, celebrating with us. We love you, dear cousins, and miss your folks so much! But we know Uncle Big is showing Aunt Thelma new places to explore in heaven even as I write this.

Yolanda Smith

February 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Thelma and I worked together at AAFES for many years. I cannot begin to tell you the many laughs and tears we shared. Her authentic naiveness was something to behold and we at AAFES were blessed to have had her with us. Thank you for sharing her with us. Yo