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Thelma French

Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Thelma French

Thelma Jean Montgomery French passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Round Rock.

Graveside services were provided by Harper Talesek Funeral Home, Killeen, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where Pastor Drew Dabbs officiated.

Thelma was born July 30, 1933, in Miles to Andrew Turner Montgomery and Clemmie Agnes Ratliff Montgomery. She married Norman French in Austin in 1955 and they moved around with his career in the USAF.

Thelma retired from the City of Austin WWW Department in 1994. Thelma and Norman owned and operated Lakeside Motosport race track where their family and friends made many wonderful memories and where she ran the best concession stand around. She enjoyed having family gatherings and was a fantastic cook. She was a collector of beautiful crystal and dishware. She loved wearing her Sunday best while attending church at First Baptist in Hamilton.

Thelma is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Norman French.

Thelma is survived by her children Norman French Jr. (Rocky) and spouse Naz, Mart French, Judi Beckham and spouse Jack and stepdaughter Sherry Knight and spouse Darrow; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister Dollie Bracewell and spouse Vernon who will miss her terribly.