Thelma June Solheim

Mar 7, 1922 - Mar 26, 2012


 Our Mother, Thelma June Solheim, passed away March 26, 2012 in Elk Grove, CA.  Born March 7, 1922 in Dolores, Colorado to William R. and Pauline I. Gilliland (Blume).  Aged 90 years.  In 1935, moved with her family to Red Bluff, California.  Enlisted in the US Navy (Waves) in 1944, serving until 1946.  Married to Willis I. (Bill) Solheim on January 10, 1948 in Sacramento, until his death in 2001.  Survived by son Dennis Solheim of Elk Grove, daughter Darlene Schell, son-in-law Wayne Schell, and grand son Darren Schell, all of Sacramento.  Brothers Joel, Willie, and Chuck, and sisters Billie Simonet and Betty Mohler, preceded her in death.  Also survived by her dear friend, Paul Ocello.  Thelma worked for the telephone company and several other businesses in Sacramento before her marriage.  However, she was happiest caring for her family and raising her two children.  Mom was thoughtful of others and always had a smile for everyone she met.  She and her husband were charter volunteers for Kaiser Hospital, South Sacramento, where they volunteered for 11 years.  Plans for a memorial service are pending.


  • Jennifer Posehn says:

    I lived with the Solheim family as a foster child when I was five years old. I will always be thankful for the care they provided me. I remember Dennis and Darlene and wish them well. Jennifer Posehn (Stewart)

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