Thelma May Valentine

1931 — 2024


A celebration of life for Thelma May Valentine, 92, will be held 1pm, Friday, May 31, 2024, at the VFW in Guernsey with Pastor Jason Miller officiating. Thelma passed away peacefully November 26, 2023, at Goshen Healthcare Community and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to the Guernsey VFW Women’s Auxiliary Club at 42 South Idaho Ave, Guernsey, Wyoming 82214. Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with the cremation arrangements. Thelma was born in Climbing Hill, Iowa, on May 5, 1931, to James and Bertha (Blackburn) Ross. The youngest of 10 children, whom have all preceded her in death. She married Orville Valentine on July 4, 1948, and they moved to LaGrange where they resided for 4 years before moving to Guernsey where they lived out the rest of their lives, after raising their two children. Thelma was a homemaker and caretaker until later years when she became interested in computers, genealogy and the history of the community which she shared with everyone. She is survived by son J R (Lucy) Valentine of St. Augustine, Florida, daughter Trixie Johnson of Guernsey; two grandsons, Justine Valentine of Sacramento, California, Jimmy (Amy) Johnson of Fort-Laramie, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, very special friend, Bill Wilson, granddaughter Tori Johnson, and son-in-law, Lyle Johnson.