Thelma Morris Weaver, 99, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in Denham Springs, La., where had she lived the past 16 years. Prior to moving she was a longtime Prosser resident.

During her entire time in Denham Springs, she worked as a senior companion and played gospel hymns on the piano at the senior center each week-day. She was greatly loved and touched so many lives in her community.

She received numerous awards and certificates for her community service from the governor and as well as the mayor of Denham Springs, who proclaimed a "Thelma Weaver Day." She was also crowned as queen at the Livingston Parish Fair.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Louis) Thompson; her son, Gary (Charlotte) Tygart; a niece, Sharon Hutson; and nephew, Dwight Morris; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives; and friends including a special friend, Louise Rauner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Weaver; one son, Lee Goehring; her parents, Butler and Alma Porter Morris; and two brothers, Lee and Gordon Morris.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at 1 p.m. at East Prosser Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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