OBITUARY

Thelma Lucille Duarte

February 16, 1936August 11, 2019
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Thelma Lucille Duarte, age 83, of Salem, Oregon passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019.

Thelma was born February 16, 1936, in Independence, Oregon to James & Frances (Starr) Dunn. She obtained a GED and Accounts Payable & Communications Degree from Adult Education & County Comp to Work at Police Department Dispatch.

Thelma married Erwin Leroy Farmen on January 1, 2009. She worked at West Tab Paper Co. on an assembly line, at Melvin Sosnick in accounts payable, and at Salem Senior Services as a caretaker.

She was a member of Red Cross Foundation, Humane Society, Salvation Army, and Bee Aware Sierra Club. Thelma had a passion for desserts and hard candy, any type of DIY projects, flying (she actually took flying lessons!), reading, researching and sharing family history, cooking, canning, taking her grandbabies exploring, Estate Saling with Papa Lee, telling stories about when she was young, taking her family all over where she grew up, and just living life to the fullest!!

Thelma is survived by her children: Ronald Vincent Sanches, Paula Jane Cuevas, and Edward Joseph Duarte; her grandchildren: Kayla, Christine, Tiffany, Jesse, Jeremy, Vanessa, and Louise; her great-grandchildren: Tavi, Noah, Eddie Jr, Brianna, Taylor, Robert Jr, Lehana, Isabella, Jesmane, James, Kory, Leilani, Alexyss, Donovyn, Sierra, Mathew, Emma, Alexis, and Cassie; her great-great-granddaughter: Azalea; and her brothers and sister: James, Kenny, Little Jimmy, Charlie, Elizabeth, and Johnny.

She is preceded in death by her parents: James & Frances (Starr) Dunn; and her son: Brad James Sanches.

A graveside service for Thelma will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Belcrest Memorial Park, 1295 Browning Ave S, Salem, OR 97302.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hed-fh.com for the Duarte family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ron Sanches (son), Casket Bearer
  • Eddie Duarte (son), Casket Bearer
  • Tony Cuevas (son-in-law), Casket Bearer
  • Robert Quintero (grandson), Casket Bearer
  • Robert Quintero, Jr (great-grandson), Casket Bearer
  • Pedro Meza (grandson), Casket Bearer
  • George Starr (cousin), Casket Bearer

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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christine Briseno

August 22, 2019

Someone so Special as Thelma will never be forgotten she will
Remain in our hearts forever with loving memories . May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time


With Our Love and Deepest Sympathy
The Costa Family

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