Thelma Mae Procunier 1904-2005
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
Copyright 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 31 Aug 2001 

Thelma Mae Procunier The daughter of George Andrew Procunier & Frances A. Stephenson.  Thelma was born on 21 May 1904 in Melrose, Idaho, died on 14 Jul 2005 in Greenvalley, AZ aged 101.  Thelma married Thomas Ray Croson 03 Jun 1928 in Troy, Idaho. Thomas was born on 04 Jul 1905 in Melrose, Idaho, died in April 1995 in Sacramento, California.  Thelma retired from Bon Manche; Thomas was a graduate of Idaho University & U of Washington.  

Patricia Lee Croson 1930-2015  married Charles Fredrick Landenberger on December 31, 1950
​    Children: (3)
​  Mary Joe Landenberger b-1953 married William Westfall in 1987
​      Children: (2) 
​      Miranda Westfall b-1989 
​      Kelsey Westfall b-1990
​     Christi Landenberger b-1955 married Michael Heintz 
​               Children: (3) 
​                  Tara Heintz b-1980 
​                  Erin Heintz b-1982 
​                  Kevin Michael Heintz b-1993
​  Nancy Landenberger b-1957 married 1st William Horgos 2nd Ken Marple in 1994
​    Children: of William Horgos
​        Bonnie Horgos b-1990 

Thomas Elton Croson b-1935  married Susan Emery 
​     Children: (3) 
​       Frederick Kent Croson b-1967 Graduated from Idaho University, working for Alaska Air-Lines.
​      Douglas Ray Croson b-1970 
​      Sean Thomas Croson b-1973 
BIO of Thelma May Procunier Croson

Thelma Mae was born May 21, 1904, in Melrose, Idaho, to George Andrew and Frances Ann Stephenson Procunier.  Her parents and brothers Melvin and Norris lived in Canada for twelve years.  While there she won highest prizes and awards out of 40 districts for her gardening and sewing projects.  The family returned to Idaho in 1918.

She married Thomas Ray Croson June 3, 1928 in Troy, Idaho.  They moved to Lewiston, Idaho, in 1930 and Tom's vocation was teaching at first in a rural school, then in public schools and finally at the Normal School which was a teacher's college.  They had two children, Patricia Lee who married C. Frederick Landenberger and moved to Eureka, CA and later to Sacramento, CA and now live in Green Valley, AZ.  Their son, Thomas Elton and his wife Susan Emery Croson continue to live in Seattle.

After the college was closed in 1950 they moved to Seattle, Washington.  Tom was an executive in the airline industry.  Thelma had worked in a yardage department store in Lewiston and continued to follow this line of work in Seattle.

In 1993 Tom was ill and needed skilled nursing care and they moved to Sacramento, CA to be near their daughter and son-in-law.  Thelma lived at the same facility, but in assisted living.  She continued her interest in crafts and at the age of 95 knit 70 caps for disadvantaged children.  She was honored as Resident of the Year for Sacramento in 1997.

On her 100th birthday the entire family gathered for a wonderful celebration which included her children, six grandchildren and her extended family.  She passed away peacefully July 14, 2005, two months after her 101st birthday.
by Patricia Lee Croson  Landenberger 3/2007

The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969. 
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittian Bragunier Robinson 1969 
First Reformed Church of Hagerstown Maryland church records on LDS micro-film 
Roberta Thelma Procunier Swenson

Thelma retired from Bon Manche & was a true Methodist;   REF:  Elaine Allen Allen R.R Box 36 Opal, SD  57765; Jane K. Maurer 2205 EMBE Pasadena, TX 77502-3902; Joanne Harvey 2420 Newport Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48906.

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