Thelma Pearl Hammond Marx died Oct. 13. She was 96.

Mrs. Marx was born Feb. 5, 1917, to Rosanna and James Hammond in Monitor. She graduated from Woodburn High School and received a teaching certificate from Mount Angel College. After graduation, she taught school in Aumsville and married Ted Marx Sr. She retired from St. Agatha School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ted, in 1996; parents; brothers, Rexall, Ronald, Harold, Howard and Harley; sister, Zeta; and one great-grandson. She is survived by her brother, Marlin (Arlene), Woodburn; children, Marcella, Lincoln, Calif., Ted Jr. (Marilyn), Hubbard, Donna (Glenn), Lake Oswego, Patty, Bend and Dorothy (Doug), Portland; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, followed by a Mass at 11:30 a.m., at St. Rita Church. Memorial donations can be made to Albertina Kerr Centers, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232 or St. Rita Church.