In Loving Memory of Thelma Theresa Hebert
Alpha 05-11-1932 Omega 08-28-2022
We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son."
--Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Thelma Theresa Hebert, was born on May 11, 1932, in Youngsville, LA. She was the sixth child of seven children born to the union of Marie Mary Reaux Hebert, and John D. Hebert. She passed away on August 28, 2022, at her Providence Mount St. Vincent residence in Seattle, WA.
Her family moved to Morgan City, LA when she was a young girl. Thelma and her siblings began attending Mass on Sunday mornings at Holy Eucharist Catholic Church when Latin language was used. As a young adult, she decided to move to Seattle to join her siblings, Ethel (Hebert) Melonson and Jessie Hebert. The three of them were a close-knit family. They would often spend time together on camping trips, eat homestyle Louisiana gumbo at Jessie’s house, and Ethel would regularly convince her to spend the night at her house to keep each other company. Seattle was Thelma’s home for over 50 years.
While living in Seattle, she proudly joined St. Therese Catholic Church where she participated in the Rosary Prayer Group.
She also joined various bible study groups.
Thelma worked over 42 years at Swedish Hospital before retiring.
She was a proud, tireless, and selfless volunteer who enjoyed volunteering and participating in various activities at the Central Area Senior Center and the Southeast Seattle Senior Center, which included doing Tai Chi exercise.
Thelma was a talented quilter. She loved crafting beautiful quilts for family, friends, church fundraisers and for charitable donations to help various causes. She also volunteered at the South Lake High School where she enjoyed teaching students the colorful art of quilt making.
Eventually she retired to her private living care facility at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, WA. There she enjoyed group field trips and reading as well as visits and nightly phone calls from family members and friends.
She was a kind and gentle woman who was taught the importance of family ties at a young age.
Thelma is survived by one brother, Joseph (Ruby) Hebert, Sr. of Morgan City, LA., a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.
She is now reunited with her loving family who preceded in her death; her parents, John, and Mary Hebert; brothers, Jessie Hebert, Hilton Hebert, Sr., and Eugene Hebert and two sisters; Ethel Hebert Melonson and Hazel Hebert Lopez.
Paternal grandparents; Victor Hebert and Victoire Cecile Bossier Hebert and Maternal grandparents; Alfred Reaux and Laura St. Julien Reaux.
Thelma Theresa Hebert was 90 years old.
Her beautiful smile will always be remembered.