Thelma Lorraine Cruse passed from her earthly life with grace and dignity on October 29, 2011 at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her daughter Barbara and six siblings. Thelma is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, James Lee; daughters Gerry Shofner & husband Jeff, Sue Sauberli & husband Dean; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Thelma loved her family, especially her beloved Edward "darlin" & wife Vivian, and friends, she never met a stranger; she loved to cook, entertain, and travel with her husband. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, November 1st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 2nd at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5000 West Tidwell, Houston 77091. Interment will follow at Resthaven cemetery.