Thelma D. Ripley, 87, of Waldoboro, passed away at the Sussman House in Rockport on September 21, 2020 with her family by her side. Thelma was born on April 6, 1933 in Erving, Massachusetts to Raymond James Mayhew and Doris Caroline (Gunn) Mayhew. She graduated from high school in Orange, Massachusetts. She married Vernon Ripley on February 7, 1952.
Thelma loved to garden in her spare time. She was also a volunteer at Miles Memorial Hospital. She worked over 26 years at GTE Sylvania and then as a CNA in Waldoboro for over 5 years. Thelma and Vernon moved to Tennessee where she worked in Newport at a local nursing home.
Her spunky, determined, strong-willed, kind, loving soul will be sorely missed.
She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Vernon Ripley, Sr., her son Miles Ripley, grandson Buddy Ripley and brothers John and Harold Mayhew.
Survivors include her daughter Patricia Ripley of Waldoboro and son Vernon (Buddy) Ripley of Topsham, grandson Andrew Ripley of Warren, granddaughter Heather Ripley of Warren, granddaughter Shelly Walkup of Hope, grandson Dustin Whitmore of Waldoboro, Pam and Paul Ripley of CA., Christopher and James Ripley of England, brothers Raymond Mayhew and Lyman Mayhew, of MA., several nieces and nephews
A graveside service to celebrate Thelma’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Appleton.
Halls of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.