Thelma Louise (Ely) Klobucar, born June 30, 1929 in Hawthorne, ascended to Heaven on May 10, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. A resident of Torrance since 1956, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Walter, grandson Tony Klobucar, parents Jessie and Lillie Ely, 3 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her son Tony (Tina) of Beatty, OR and daughters Deborah (Daniel) Oldes of Colorado Springs, CO and Angelique (Robert) Bull of Torrance; grandchildren Ronda Klobucar, Marsha (Joe) Perry, Brandon (Sara) Klobucar, Cynthia (Tedd) Smith, Katrina (Aaron) Langevin, Katelyn and Allison Bull; 13 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews. Thelma loved the Lord and was a long time member of the Evangelical Free Church of Redondo Beach. She was a regular on the South Bay bingo circuit, usually playing at least 3 days per week. She enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting, playing mah jong and spoiling her adoring family. In 1986 Thelma retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 30 years of service. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel on Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church of Redondo Beach, 101 South Pacific Coast Highway, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:00 noon. Burial will immediately follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach with a reception following the graveside service. Thelma was a wonderful, loving, special woman and will always be in our hearts. She touched the lives of all who knew her.

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  1. For my cousins, Tony, Debbie and Angel: My heartfelt and deepest sympathy for you at this time of sorrow. A great voice for our family has been silenced but will never be forgotten. I know without a doubt that Uncle Walt and Grandma have taken her in their loving arms again, along with our other family members who are no longer with us. All my love,

  2. Dear Angel, and the Klobucar Family, My deepest condolences to you all.. She will be missed by the whole office… I always looked forward to her visits so I could see the cute little “Angels”… You were an “Angel” to her, and now she is Your “angel” watching over you all…I will always remember her whenever I watch Thelma & Louise… Take Care, my prayers are with you… Kerrie (In Dr. Stoneburner’s Office)

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