Thelma was born July 5, 1910 at Dell Rapids, South Dakota a daughter of Charles and Blanche Wood Miller. She attended Madison Normal School in South Dakota and taught in rural schools there for seven years. She moved to Lewiston in 1937 and attended Lewiston Normal School to obtain her Idaho Teaching Certificate. She taught at Tolo Lake School near Grangeville for two years. She married Guy Sherwin on September 10, 1940. They farmed and ranched in the Tolo Lake area until their retirement in 1974. Guy passed away in 1982 and she continued to live on the ranch until December of 2006 when she moved into Grangeville.
In 1963 she helped start the Idaho County Cowbelles and served as its first president. She was also honored as the Grand Marshall of the 1992 Grangeville Border Days.
She is survived by her step daughter, Georgia Isaacs of Yelm, WA and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a stepson, Ellis and stepdaughter, Barbara Hill Welker.
A viewing will take place Monday, August 20, 2007 at the Blackmer Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. Inurnment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery.
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