Thelma Wasley |

Thelma Wasley

Services for Thelma Arlene Peterson-Wasley will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Graveside services will follow at Forest View Cemetery. A gathering will take place at the Nevada County Sportsmen Club on Gracie Road in Nevada City.

Mrs. Wasley died Thursday, Jan. 8, at Sutter Roseville Hospital. She was 59.

She was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Grass Valley to Ollie (Kistle) and Everett Peterson. She was a fourth-generation Grass Valley/Nevada City native. She graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1962. After high school, Mrs. Wasley worked locally for Tess’ Gift Shop, Montgomery Wards, Alpha Hardware and the County of Nevada Social Services Department. In recent years, she went on to hold accounting/finance management positions in San Jose and Sacramento for Signetics, BHP Steel and Level One Communications, Inc. Most recently, Thelma held the position of general accounting manager for Intel Sacramento.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Denise Wasley of Penn Valley; sons Mark Wasley of Truckee and Jeff Wasley of Sacramento; grandchildren Zachary Wasley and Kayla Wasley of Penn Valley; sisters and brothers-in-law Elva and Lars “Lee” Droivold of Nevada City, Carol and Earl Hale of Martinez, Genie and Bob Atkins of Grass Valley and Joyce and Glenn Woodruff of San Jose; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Roselee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paratransit, P.O. Box 231100, Sacramento 95823.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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