Thelma Engel

Thelma Engel died Jan. 20, 2015, at the age of 87.

She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Grand Island, Neb., to Guy and Elva Hyde. She married Henry Engel on Aug. 10, 1947, in Grand Island; the couple moved to Hawthorne, Calif, then returned to Nebraska in 1983. To be closer to family, they moved to Enumclaw in 1996. She is remembered as a great homemaker and cook who loved shopping and her church, Hillside Community, where she was active.

She is survived by son Thomas Engel of Bonney Lake; daughter Kate Percival and husband Dennis of Enumclaw; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 27, 1999.

A funeral service took place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hillside Community Church in Enumclaw.

Memorials may be made to: Hillside Community Church, 24015 S.E. 436th Way, Enumclaw, 98022.

Arrangements were by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. All may sign the online guest book at