1922 – 2013

AUBURN — Thelma I. Seamans, 91, a resident of Turner, died peacefully Monday morning, Nov. 18, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, following a long illness.

She was born in Turner on Aug. 18, 1922, the daughter of William and Alice (Tripp) Tidswell. She was a 1940 graduate of Leavitt Institute in Turner. In 1941, she married Robert Seamans of Greenville; he passed away in 1986.

In her younger years, she worked on the Tidswell farm and later worked as a short-order cook at Lone Pine in Turner; Bob-in Diner, which became Bear Mountain Diner in Livermore; and Jimbo’s Restaurant, which became Youly’s Diner in Turner. Thelma served as a president of the Senior Citizens of North Turner. She enjoyed bingo and cooking.

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Edna Richardson and her husband, Eugene; her son, Jerome Seamans; two grandchildren, Michael Richardson and his wife, Jessica, and Corey Richardson and his wife, Michelle; 10 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Phyllis Richardson and Doris Russell and her husband, Lawrence; and good friend and neighbor, Phyllis Ambrose, all of Turner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Lawrence, Erland and Charles Tidswell Sr.; and sisters, Margaret Sampson, Eleanor Tidswell and Marion Tucker.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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