Thelma Alice Schwanbeck died Nov. 12. She was 97.

Mrs. Schwanbeck was born April 18, 1915, in Ionia, Mich. to Martin and Lillian Delano Benson. Her family moved to Los Angeles, and she attended Eagle Rock High. She married William Louis Schwanbeck. She worked as a hairdresser.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 1986; and a daughter, Cecilia, who died at birth. She is survived by children, Margaret Theresa McManus, Portland, and William Louis Schwanbeck Jr. Cheshire, Conn.; daughter-in-law, Karin Schwanbeck; and two grandchildren.