Wilma Katherine Tharpe

Wilma Katherine Tharpe

March 08, 1918 - December 28, 2009

Wilma Katherine Tharpe

March 08, 1918 - December 28, 2009


Wilma was born in Seward, Nebraska in 1918 where she married and eventually moved to California, where she worked as a medical records manager at Beverly Manor Hospital for 25 years. Once retired, she enjoyed knitting, gardening, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips with the family.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Bergman of Lake Forest; brother, Allan Gassman of Nebraska; sister Patricia MacDonald of Nebraska; and sister, Elaine Rosario of Washington; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends and neighbors. She was a religious woman and active member of Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.

She was a generous and devoted mother, attentive and loving grandmother, intelligent, strong and kind woman, loyal friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed.

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4 responses to Wilma Katherine Tharpe

  1. Gram,
    The gardenias will bloom again with you all around us… Rest now sweetheart…all my love,

  2. Rae Hoover says:

    We LOVE and Miss you so!
    Michael,Rae,Shellby & Lauren
    Always in our hearts!!!

  3. We were so sorry to hear about the death of Wilm. We know that she was taken care of in a wonderful way, with compassion and patience. Joe and I have shared many good times with Wilm and Sharon. We are hoping that the good memories will be a comfort to all the family while we grieve this loss. Please know that we’re keeping you and the rest of our family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Elaine and Joe Rosario

  4. We miss you gram

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