Thelma "Polly" Brown

August 18, 1941June 5, 2012

Memorial services for Thelma “Polly” Brown, 70, of Temple will be 2 pm Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church of Temple. Private burial will be held at Flint Creek Cemetery.

The family will have a time of visitation from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple.

Ms. Brown passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home.

Thelma was born in Coleman, Texas on August 18, 1941 to Truman C. and Gertrude A. (Calder) Ragsdale.

She retired as a Q.A. Tech/Lead which manufactured night vision equipment for the military. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church since moving here in 2008 from Garland. She loved reading, gardening and being a grandmother.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, sister and a nephew.

She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Delaina and Tony Westing of Snohomish, Washington; a brother, Truman Ragsdale of Zephyr, TX; three sisters, Dorothy Brown of Colorado, Grace Bullock of Temple, and Mary Meyer of Rogers; two grandsons, Brandt Westing of Austin and Chase Westing of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 8, 2012

Thelma "Polly" Brown

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June 8, 2012

RIP Thelma.You brightened so many days over the years that we worked together with your beautiful spirit, your sense of humor and you ever present smile.I'm so happy we spent time together in this life.Go and be happy! Vi Campodonico (Garland, Tx)

June 7, 2012

Thelma was a great co-worker and friend ! She was so positive , outgoing and full of life ! I will miss her ! Loretta Taylor ( Royse City Tx.)

Betty Paulk

June 7, 2012

Goodbye to my wonderful work, church and all around good friend. My heart is breaking but I will see you again in heaven.

Zak Vargas

June 6, 2012

Remembering Thelma always bring a smile.

June 6, 2012

Thelma was a sweet, thoughtful, precious friend to both James and me. Affectionately know as "Aunt Thelma" to us, because she lovingly cared for our little miniature schnauzer when we would have to go out of town. We are so blessed to have known her.
Shirley McCauley (Temple, TX)

James, Melissa, & Brenna Fertsch

June 6, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Linda Dawson

June 5, 2012

Thelma was a ray of sunshine everywhere she went. She was a beautiful lady, both inside and out. She was wonderfully outspoken and had a great sense of humor. Her family, friends and her religion lit up her life. She led a purposeful life, one that was rich and meaningful. I loved you Thelma and I will miss you.