Thelma B. Carlile, beloved mother, grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, and child of God, passed from this mortal existence March 29, 2006. Thelma was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who devoted her life to caring for others and bringing light to those around her.
Born Feb. 25, 1911 in Park City, Utah to Jacob Casper Burgner and Minnie May Bunnell Burgner, she married Ray Blood May 20, 1931 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They had two sons, Bill Blood and Max Blood. Her husband Ray died in a hunting accident at the age of 24 on Oct. 25, 1936.
Thelma worked as a postmistress for the city of Midway for many years. On June 26, 1950 she married Grant H. Carlile. They moved to Centerville. Grant died from complications of diabetes in 1967.
Thelma returned to Midway to care for her ailing mother. She spent her time working, cooking and gardening on the corner of Midway town square in the home her great grandfather built. For many years Thelma traveled between Las Vegas, Nev., and Moscow, Idaho to spend time with her sons and their families.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son, Bill Blood, daughter-in-law, Kathy Blood, five sisters, Lona Kelly, Dora Boyden, Estella Wetenkamp, Metta Baum and Donna Lawton, her grandson Bret Blood, granddaughter Brenda Blood, and a great-grandson, Jeremy Stanley.
Thelma is survived by her two brothers, Jay Burgener, wife Cora of Salt Lake City, and Ted Burgener, wife Betty, of Mountain Green, Utah, her son Max Blood, wife Charlotta, Moscow, Idaho, and daughter-in-law, Beth Blood, Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.
Although small in stature her radiant love was larger than life. She had a tremendous sense of humor and her laugh was contagious. She loved little children and joked that it was because they were smaller than she was. Thelma was always active and took great care of herself. She loved to dance, especially to Laurence Welk. At age 85 she hiked up to Timpanogos Cave. Thelma will always be remembered for her kindness, love and her cookies.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4 at the Midway LDS 2nd Ward. Interment was in the Midway City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City. Condolences to the family may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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