Thelma Inez Winslow Truman


NORWAY – Thelma Inez Winslow Truman, 88, of Norway, died on May 20, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1918, in Stetson, the daughter of the late Inez A. Cox of Eustis and L. Dana Winslow of Auburn.

During high school, she worked for F.W. Woolworth and J.C. Penney’s of Lewiston. During World War II, she worked at Cadillac Motors Corps., Detroit, Mich. on motors for war planes. The women were called “Rosie the Riveters.”

She graduated from C.M.G. Hospital in Lewiston as a certified nurse’s assistant. She worked at Bridgton Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital of Norway for years.

She lived in Jacksonville, Fla., with her daughter, Gretchen Paradis, as well as in Cape Cod for five years near her son, Rev. John D. King Sr. of Wareham, Mass.

She leaves two sons, Rev. John D. King Sr. of Wareham, Mass. and Gary M. King, Senior Chief Petty Officer, of Milton, Fla.; two daughters, Mary Jane King of South Paris and Gretchen K. Paradis of Orange Park, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth D. Winslow; one half-sister, Kay E. Smith of Grantham, N.H.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three husbands, Albert M. Garcelon Jr. of Auburn, John J. King of Oxford and St. Johnsbury, Vt. and Roger B. Truman of Norway.

Besides loving her family, she loved animals.