Thelma M. Aerts

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Thelma Marie Aerts, 82, of Payson, died June 2, 2004 in Payson. She was born Oct. 23, 1921 in Boone, Colo.

Mrs. Aerts was known as a loving mother and excellent homemaker. She was a retired business executive and an active volunteer at Payson Senior Circle, Senior Thrift Store and Payson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Aerts is survived by daughters, Kathleen Austin of Calif., and Jodi Aerts of N. C.; son, Thomas Aerts of Colo.; and sister, Vera Bates of Payson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Aerts, her parents, John and Thelma Rumsey; and her brother, Jack Rumsey.

There will be no services locally. A future memorial service will be held in the home of her daughter, Kathleen in Novato, Calif.

The family requests donations in her memory be made to the Disabled American Veterans, and the National Wildlife Association.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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