Born on September 26, 1934 in Elberta, MI to the late Zada and Pauline Price. Thelma was currently of Portland, OR, and was formerly of Holt, MI. She became a CPA in 1974 and went on to open her own accounting firm, Thelma Stuart P.C. in 1980. In 1982 she received Career Women of the Year award from the American Society of Career Women. She went on to be a proud member of the AICPA, MACPA, AWSCPA, Lansing Accountants, Small Practitioners Group, and the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council where she was inducted as the first female member of the group. Thelma also enjoyed traveling and sailing with her family.
She is survived by her sister, Elaine Larson; daughters, Teresa Stuart-Wood, Laurie (Brian) Ennis, and Mary (Nigel) Stuart-Peters; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Raymond Stuart; daughter, Cynthia Lee Smith; granddaughter, Stephanie Luce; brothers, Lawrence Price and Roy Price; and sister, Gertrude Fitzhugh.
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.