Thelma J. Knutson, 71 year’s young, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Madera, CA on November 21, 2017. Thelma was born in Reno, NV on July 20, 1946 to Alva J. Jackson of Utah and Casus R. Hamilton of North Carolina. She was raised by Alva and Floyd B. Jackson with her sister, Gayle S. Dach, and brother, William R. Hamilton, in Nevada and California and moved to Montana where she married Marvin L. Knutson.
Thelma was a fun loving, god fearing woman who was loved by everyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed being surrounded by people that loved her and loved to laugh. She was always positive, comforting, encouraging, and loving person. Anyone that knew her knew she loved a good hug and loved to give hugs and kisses, peace and harmony. She was truly the one that wished for “world peace.”
She loved a good glass of iced tea and was rarely without one, she loved to travel and see new places and things. There was so much more she wanted to see, so many more people she wished to meet, but God needed her back much too soon. Thelma will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Everyone she loved will have comfort knowing that they will have an angel watching over them every day, guiding them and looking out for them. Those of us lucky enough to be blessed by the soft, comforting touch of her hand will miss her every day. She will be remembered forever as the most inspiring, loving, and honest woman that most of us have ever known. Her life was a gift to us all, and her memory will continue to inspire the best in all of us.
Thelma is preceded in death by her Mother, Alva J. Jackson, in 1986, her Husband, Marvin L. Knutson, in 1987, her Dad, Floyd B. Jackson, in 2009, and her sister, Gayle S. Dach, in 2016.
Thelma is survived by her two daughters, Tammy J. Knutson and Brenda L. Knutson, and her brother William R. Hamilton.