, Port Arthur, Texas

November 30, 2012

Thelma Palmer Villarreal

The Port Arthur News

Call, TX —  

Thelma Palmer Villarreal

Thelma Palmer Villarreal was born August 17, 1934 in Call, TX and passed away on November 28, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Elias (Joe) of 56 years, two daughters—Theresa Moeller of Bayou Vista, TX and Mary Bonrepos of Dallas, TX, three sons—Daniel Villarreal of Orlando, FL, Manuel Villarreal of Nederland, TX and Oscar Villarreal of Ft. Worth, TX, and two sisters---Iva Snell of Kirbyville, TX and Margaret Craven of Midland, TX. She also has many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents—Oscar and Minnie Palmer and her brother Oscar

Thomas Palmer.

Thelma graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and worked at Travelers Insurance. Shortly after marrying Elias, she stayed home to raise her children. She was a selfless and devoted mother and wife whose love, joy, and life was her family. Over the years she was actively involved in the school and extracurricular activities of her children and also did some volunteer work at Mid County Hospital.

Her tender heart, unconditional love, and sweet spirit touched many lives and her family and friends will miss her greatly.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Pt. Neches on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the funeral home.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.