Thelma L. Jett

Jul 02, 2018
Thelma Jett

Union — Thelma Lee Jett, 94, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away June 28, 2018, in Union, where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law, Kerry and Andrea Jett.

Thelma was born in Hartshorne, Okla., March 24, 1924, to Claude Ross and Anna Leona Overcast. She was raised with five brothers in New Mexico, later moving to the panhandle of Texas, where she met and married J.B. Jett in 1946.

Thelma was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an amazing home cook and enjoyed collecting and sharing recipes with family and friends. She was devoted to serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in her day-to-day life and through her local church, Calvary Baptist Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her dedication led her to teach 4- and 5-year-old children about Jesus in Sunday School for more than 50 years. She was officially recognized by the Southern Baptist Convention for her many years of service.

She enjoyed bowling on a women’s bowling league well into her 80s, spending time with her many friends, and volunteering at the Good Samaritan nursing facility in Idaho Falls, where she visited with the residents and organized monthly birthday celebrations.

Thelma is survived by her sons, Kerry Jett and his wife, Andrea, of Union, John Jett and his wife, Gail, of San Antonio, Texas; daughters Patricia Cole and her husband, Lonnie, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Shari Eraclio-Jett of Tucson, Ariz.; as well as eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.B. Jett; and three brothers, William, Lawrence and Richard Overcast.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Quarry Hill Assisted Living, Camden, for their wonderful care and kindness.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at East Union Cemetery, Miller Road, Union. Pastor Jamie Bickel of South Hope Community Church will officiate.

Arrangements are  with Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Jett family, visit their Book of Memories at

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