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“I remember coming to play at her house when I was a kid. I enjoyed visiting her over the years. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!!! ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lorie Travis (Finch) - Friend

“Dear Dick and Jane, We're sorry about your loss, and we wish to give you our sympathy. Sincerely, Martin and Marcy Thorn ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: MartinandMarcyThorn - Big Indian, NY

“Thelma was a beautiful, caring person and will be missed by everyone. So sorry to hear of her passing. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Neil & Babette Jocelyn

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Thelma's family. I enjoyed many phone visits with her, she was a wonderful lady. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Joan Morrison Payne

“To the entire Cable family, we are very sorry for your loss and sorry that we are unable to attend and offer our condolences to each of you...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mick and Margaret Gaul - Kingston, NY

“Sorry to hear about Thelmas passing. She was a kind person. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie Quick - Chichester, NY

“Sorry to here of your mothers passing. Take peace in knowing that she is in a better place. She will be missed by many friends. John and Sandra...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: John Todd - Tavares, FL - friend

“Thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in your loving memories. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Christiana - Friend

“We send our condolences to your family. Thema was a wonderful person and friend. She will be missed. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rene and Carrie Garcia (Asher) - NY

“It is with great sorrow that we learned the news of Thelma's passing from Chris. We shall always remember her as a quiet but strong woman who never...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Paul and Cathy Finch - friends


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Thelma Osterhoudt, 91 died Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. She was born April 19, 1920 in Arena daughter of the late Stanley and Lillian Jones Osterhoudt. A native and life long area resident, Thelma was involved in community activities for the good of all. She was a member of the Big Indian-Oliverea Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and had held several offices over the years. She was formerly active in the Fleischmanns United Methodist Church, and many of the church activities. Thelma had been the Head Operator for the New York Telephone Co. in Fleischmanns for 14 summers, as there was no year round operator at that time. She was employed in the banking industry, having been 15 years with Deak National Bank, and as a bookkeeper at Wilber National Bank. She had been a member of the Shandaken Senior Citizens, and enjoyed working outdoors in her gardens.

Surviving are her 2 sons: Stanley & his wife Leta Cable of Lake Katrine, and Richard & his wife Jane Cable of Big Indian. 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. 3 brothers: Donald of Fleischmanns, Douglas of Cairo and Francis of FL., a sister: Barbara Shultis of FL. She was predeceased by : Harrison, Gertrude, Margaret, Henry, and Marilyn.

A Service to Celebrate the Life of Thelma will be held on Monday at 11am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Burial will be in Bedell Cemetery in Redkill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fleischmanns Church. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. To light a memorial candle or send the family a condolence, please join us at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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