08/02/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Thelma Payne Rohrbaugh
Thelma Payne Rohrbaugh
Newport News High School Class of 1941
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Thelma Payne Rohrbaugh, Class of 1941, sister of Jane Payne Rhodes of VA, and of the late Grace Payne Bush, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the age of 93.
From the Daily Press - 07/29/16:
Betty Lee Sadler
HAMPTON - Thelma Payne
Rohrbaugh, 93, passed away Saturday, July 30.
She was preceded in death in 1984 by her husband of 40 years, Francis L. Rohrbaugh; her parents, James P. and Gertrude C. Payne and her sister, Grace P. Bush of Norfolk, a niece and nephew.
Born on May 28, 1923, Thelma was a life-long resident of the Peninsula and graduate of Newport News High School in 1941.
Thelma retired in 1985 as Assistant Cashier and Branch Operations Manager at the Newport News Washington Avenue branch of Bank of America after 30 years service.
Thelma's greatest joy was music. She was organist, pianist and choir director at Colonial Place Church in Hampton and was pianist for a gospel quartet, the Colonial Quartet. For several years, Thelma also played the organ at the Hampton Roads Coliseum for the professional basketball and hockey team home games.
Thelma is survived by her
daughter, Linda R. Turner of Woodstock, GA; her sister, Jane P. Rhodes of
Richmond, VA and four nieces and nephews.
Thelma's family would sincerely
like to thank her caregiver for over a year, Norma L. Morgan, for her care and
devotion. A private graveside service is planned for the family at Peninsula
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Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Rohrbaugh's family at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
- G. F. Handel
I know that my
Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
(I Corinthians 15:20)
"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" midi from Handel's "Messiah" courtesy of http://www.botproductions.com/music/messiah.html - 12/10/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/561/indexoldies2.html - 05/06/09
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