Thelma Shoemaker, 81, formerly of Texas and recently of Roy, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Billings Health & Rehabilitation.
She was born Sept. 17, 1932, on the family farm near Cartwright, Texas. She was the daughter of Claude and Cleo Avery.
She lived in Texas most of her life and after her husband’s death she moved to the Lewistown and Roy area for health reasons and to be closer to her son.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sgt. Major Billy B. Shoemaker Sr.
Survivors include three children, Lillian Patrice, Ward Whitney and Billy Bob Jr.; a niece, Rita Pickard; and several grand- and great-grandchildren.
Burial of cremated remains will take place in Texas. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.