Obituary: Thelma Bean Waddoups: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
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Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Deceased Name: Obituary: Thelma Bean Waddoups
Thelma Bean Waddoups, 97, of Orem, passed away November 5, 2001 in American Fork.
She was born March 13, 1904, a daughter of Charley and Agnes Leatham Bean in Rexburg, Idaho. She married Victor Waddoups July 28, 1926 in the Logan LDS Temple. Victor passed away August 16, 1997.
Thelma was an active member of the LDS Church serving as a Primary president, Jr. Sunday School president, Sunday School teacher, Young Women's president, and as a Relief Society teacher. She filled two missions with her husband, a proselytizing mission to Canada, a temple mission to New Zealand, also a stake mission, a scribe to two patriarchs, one being her husband.
She and her husband were temple workers in the Provo and Logan temples. Thelma worked as a secretary to lawyers, doctors, and college professors. She was an admissions officer at Utah State University. She and her husband were popular youth speakers and she was also a talented story teller, and giver of readings. She volunteered as scribe at many funerals, etc., and was an avid journal keeper.
Victor was a businessman and Thelma was his devoted partner in the operation of three businesses owned by them-service station, grocery store, and ready-to-wear store. They retired from the business world in 1947, moved to Logan, Utah and worked at USU for many years.
Thelma will be remembered for her dedication to her church, for her ready smile and quick laughter, and her independent nature. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include her two daughters; Zola Marie Mulhern (Neal) of Lindon, Utah, and Lois Mignon Poulsen (Larry) of Orem, Utah. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, 45 great-grand-children and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Victor, and two sisters, Violet and Marie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Cascade Chapel at Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home, 495 S. State Street
in Orem. A viewing will be held 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will take place in the Orem City Cemetery.
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