Thelma Sims Gaston

September 7, 1926 – December 22, 2016


Thelma Sims Gaston, age 90, of Gatesville, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, December 26, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Scott’s Funeral Home, with Kurt Fuessel officiating. Burial followed at Osage Cemetery.

Thelma was born on September 7, 1926, in Gatesville, Texas, to the late Edgar and Pearl Boykin Sims. She graduated from Gatesville High School. She married Luther Ollie Gaston on April 13, 1946. Thelma worked on Ft. Hood, Civil Service in accounting for 48 years.

In her spare time, Thelma would go to the farm to take care of her cows, who she thought of as her second set of kids. Thelma also loved to sing and dance. She was well known at the senior dances as “The Peanut Brittle Lady,” for making delicious peanut brittle. Thelma was an avid member of Calvary Baptist Church in Gatesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Luther Ollie Gaston; daughter, Eva Joan Gilliland; son, Jerry Lloyd Gaston; and granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Farr.

Thelma is survived by her sons, Don Gaston and wife, Jennifer, and Mike Gaston and wife, Jackie; 11 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

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