Thelma Wells

Thelma Wells, affectionately known as “Toots”, went to heaven on Sept. 13, 2020. 

Toots was born in Brewster, Washington on Dec. 1, 1924 to Avilda and Wes Curtis.  On Nov. 24, 1946 she married Jack Wells in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  They then started ranching at La Fleur, Washington.  Toots was an avid seamstress and canned many years where she won hundreds of ribbons at the Waterville and Okanogan fairs. They moved to Bridgeport in 1957 so their two sons, Zeke and Melvin, could attend school.  In 1963 they were voted cattlemen of the year.  Toots was also very active in the Bridgeport Assembly of God Church for many years.  After retirement they spent their winters in Arizona. 

She is survived by son Melvin (JoAnne) Wells, 4 grandchildren – Melissa Fennen, Rene Bettinson, Zane Wells, and Kristy Misiaszek, and 8 great-grandchildren – Amanda and Nick Bettinson, Jozie Fennen, McKenzie, Jake, Brayden, and Cooper Wells, and Cole Misiaszek.  Preceeding her in death were her husband Jack, son Zeke, her parents, brother Gene Curtis, and sister Dorothy.

Graveside services were held Wed., Sept. 23, 2020 at Locust Grove Cemetery in Brewster with Pastor Jesus Granados officiating.  If you would like to leave any thoughts and memories for the family please login to  Services are under the direction of Barnes Chapel of Brewster.


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