Thelma C. Kent

Published 3:10 pm Friday, August 13, 2010

Thelma C Kent died on August 10, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born on January 28, 1917 in Holyoke Mass., the eldest of three children of Jennie Patton and Alfred Jarisch. She was graduated from Springfield Technical High School and in 1938 from Framingham State Teachers College. She was a home economics teacher for 40 years until her retirement in 1979.

She married Eric Brigham in 1947 and following his death in 1965 she moved to Chatham, Cape Cod, where she met and married Harry Kent in 1980. Widowed in 1991 she moved to the White Oak community in Tryon N.C., where she resided until her health declined in May of this year.

She leaves her daughter and family; Sherry and Bill Siddall of Chapel Hill, N.C., two grandchildren, Ben and Molly Siddall and many friends in the Tryon area who will miss her love of a good joke, her quilting prowess, and her devotion to causes ranging from animal cruelty to the Democratic party.

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Donations in her memory may be made to The Foothills Humane Society, at their website, or 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas,