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Thelma 'Rusty' Stromseth, 69

Thelma 'Rusty' Stromseth, 69

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Thelma 'Rusty' Stromseth

Thelma ‘Rusty’ Stromseth

March 25, 1951-June 21, 2020

Thelma (or Rusty, as she liked to be called) Stromseth entered eternal rest on June 21st, 2020 at the Copper Ridge Health and Rehab Center after a long illness. She was born March 25th, 1951 in Dora, Alabama to Francis and Albert Rainey. She had twins in 1968, a boy and a girl, Vince and Vanessa of Arizona, and had a daughter in 1970, Athea of Oklahoma. She married Bert Stromseth on September 13th. She loved and cared about her family always. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors. She enjoyed playing Keno machines and often won big.

She is survived by her husband and children, her brother BoBo Rainey who lives in Washington, her stepchildren, Shaundel Zahn and Adam Zahn, her two grandchildren Anthoney, Chris, and Ashleigh Zahn, her four great grandchildren Paxton Zahn, Cambia and Faith Zahn, and Graisyn Zahn, her step great grandson Patrick, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Margaret in Alabama.

Instead of flowers, memorials can be made to Safe Space, St. James Hardship Fund, or St. Judes and Shriner Hospital.

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