Thelma Newcomb

Thelma Ethel Newcomb

Saturday, February 25th, 1933 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Thelma E. Newcomb, 87, of Queensbury ended her life journey peacefully on, March 8, 2020, at Fort Hudson Nursing Center.

Born on February 25, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Herman and Susan (Vintinner) Newcomb.
She graduated from Glens Falls High School and attended SUNY Plattsburgh.
She worked for several years at H&F Binch Co in Glens Falls. She also waitressed for many years at the Red Fez and the Waterhouse restaurants. Her final occupation was as a cake decorator at Hannaford where her artistic abilities were showcased.

Thelma enjoyed painting on anything that didn’t move – canvases, furniture, wine glasses, murals on walls, and even old saws and woodstoves. She also enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, a good joke, and a good margarita. Her motto in life was always:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up, worn out and screaming, “WOO HOO what a ride!”

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Ken Crannell; her granddaughter, Makayla Denno; her sister, Joyce Newcomb Elder; and her brothers, Don Newcomb and Doug Newcomb.

Left to remember her are her son, Henry Crannell and his wife Nancy of Palatine Bridge; her daughter Judy Bulova and her husband John of Queensbury; her son David Denno and his fiancé, Meggie Lynn of Layton, Utah; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

At Thelma’s request there will be no calling hours.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Thelma’s memory can be made to the Fort Hudson Foundation 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

The family wishes to thank the Fort Hudson staff on B Wing and D Wing for the extraordinary care given and compassion shown to our mom during her time there.

Indeed, Mom, What a ride!!!
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    Southside Cemetery
    Route 32 Town of Moreau
    South Glens Falls, NY 12803
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    Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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Steve Bederian

Posted at 10:13am
Hank, Judy and David
So very sorry to see that your mom has passed.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Thelma. I think its likely 65+ years.
Our early lives were so connected. Our moms were close friends. We shared both light and dark.
In my 20’s I remember walking through a blizzard across the whole of Glens Falls to bum a pack of smokes. She had little but gladly shared what she had.
Years later my house on Corinth Road was near her childhood home. She shared colorful memories of riding there from Glens Falls with her dad.
A great gal, greatly missed.
Steve Bederian

Posted at 10:07am
Thelma was a beautiful person and one of my fathers jokers. They shared the same table at meals and were always found laughing when I would go to visit.
My life was blessed by getting to know her.

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