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Thelma Heth


February 27, 2019

May 2, 1949 – Feb. 13, 2019

Thelma Rae Heth, 69, of Sweet Home died Feb. 13, 2019.

She was born May 2, 1949 in Redding, Calif. to Louis and Daisy (Dennison) Caviness. 

She grew up in Western Colorado, in Nucla and Grand Junction. She married her husband Randy in 1986. They moved to Sweet Home when he retired, in 2013.

Health issues set in shortly upon her arrival in Sweet Home. She lost her battle Feb. 13.

Thelma worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Burning Mountain Truck Center in New Castle, Colo.

She enjoyed camping and traveling by jeeps and ATVs in the western Colorado back country with her family. She loved the campfire times with her grandkids. She experienced many of the 14,000-foot passes in the high country with her family. 

Thelma is survived by her husband of 32 years, Randy of Sweet Home; daughter Miranda “Mandy” Heth of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons Larry Mills of Fruita, Colo., and Aaron Mills of Albany; mother Daisy Caviness Mestler of Grand Junction; sisters Louise Johnston and Teddi Coe, both of Grand Junction, and Patricia Urch of Arizona; brothers Lee Bowerman of Grand Junction, Russell Caviness of Hardin, Ky., and Terry Caviness of Sun City, Ariz.; and grandchildren Sheldon Mills, Ashlee Mills, Peyton Kurteneach, Sierra Esquibel, Austin Huffman, Dustin Huffman, McKenzie Huffman, Athena Nixon.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louie Caviness; and two brothers, William Caviness and Danny Caviness. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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