Thelma Vollmer

Thelma Snow Vollmer, 91, of American Falls, ID, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She passed with her niece, Sandra Paulene, and her husband, George, by her side in St. George, UT.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921, at Aberdeen, ID. She was the daughter of William Lester and Flady May Morrison Snow. Thelma was raised in Aberdeen, and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1940. She lived with her parents that homesteaded land in Central Pleasant Valley.

After high school, Thelma moved to Washington State to live with her sister Alice. They both worked at a hospital in Medical Lake.

Thelma married her high school sweetheart, George Vollmer, in Pocatello, ID, on Nov. 24, 1943 during a World War II furlough. After the war, George and Thelma purchased their farm and have lived there since 1946.

Thelma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an incredible seamstress and could knit and crochet any pattern. She enjoyed needle point and painting. Family members were blessed with beautiful hand-made gifts. Thelma also enjoyed cooking and doing Bosch demonstrations. She was an avid golfer with an eye for putting. She hosted parties and loved playing bridge and pinochle.

Thelma was family centered. She spent years caring for her mother and visiting with her 13 brothers and sisters. She also helped raise her niece, Sandra.

Thelma had a knack for fixing up and remodeling her home. She and George completed a major addition in 1980. Thelma loved anything and everything if it was a shade of pink.

Thelma and George owned the Vollmer Well Drilling business. They owned and operated this business for 32 years (from 1948-1980). Thelma would do all the ordering and book keeping.

Thelma enjoyed wintering in St. George (since 1989). She especially liked St. George when her brothers Ray, Keith and Marvin moved there too.

Survivors include her husband George Vollmer, niece Sandra Paulene McMillan Porter, and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 13 brothers and sisters.

Graveside services and interment will be held at Falls View Cemetery at American Falls, on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. Condolences may be shared at

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