Thelma Elaine (Neimeyer) Welborn of Weed, California died peacefully in her sleep at home on January 15, 2018, at the age of 106 years and 18 days. Thelma was born in Weed on December 28, 1911, she married Coy Lee Welborn on May 20, 1930, and they had 3 children who they raised in the family home that was originally her grandmothers in Weed.
In her long life she kept busy, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Having a green thumb, she could grow any plant or flower, collecting and nurturing plants from a variety of locations. She was an animal lover and enjoyed caring for numerous pets over the years. She always took pleasure in the activities and accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was young at heart and always said yes to new experiences, climbing Castle Crags in her 80's, skiing and going wood cutting into her 90's, and participating in Fun Runs at COS. For many years she knitted baby caps and donated well over 1,000 of them to Mercy Medical Center – Mt. Shasta.
Thelma is survived by her children Patricia Weresch, Barbara Castaneda, Coy Welborn Jr. and his wife Marijo. Her grandchildren Wayne Cook Jr., Mike Cook, Brenda Silagi, Johnny Castaneda Jr. and his wife Pam, Wendy Welborn, Penny Fish and her husband Artie, and Robin Mensik and her husband Lucas. Great grandchildren Brandy Walker and her husband Rick, Jarris Silagi, Tim Silagi Jr., Keirstin Bowles and her husband Chad, Jason Castaneda, Austin Fish, Andy Fish, Jamie Fish, Ambrose Mensik, and Octavian Mensik. Great-great grandchildren Anthony Walker, Meagan Jones, Alicia Walker, Julieannu Silagi, Timothy Silagi, Brielle Bowles, and Blake Bowles. Generations of nieces and nephews including Vivian Mauden, Jim Culley, and Judith Wheeler.
As her family we will always remember her unconditional love and enthusiasm. We will miss her dearly and will keep her memory alive sharing stories of her teaching us how to sew and knit, how to use tools, her presence at our sporting events, the stories she'd tell, and how she was always interested in our lives, smiling and exclaiming “no foolin!” to our stories.
The family will honor Thelma's request for no memorial service and will say a private good bye.