Willie Thelma Giles


Services for Willie Thelma Giles age 91 of Palestine, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May15, 2019 at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Rev. Rick Dees officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Mrs. Giles passed away Saturday May 11, 2019 at Windermere at Cartmell in Palestine. She was born June 30, 1927 in Palestine, Texas to William L. Goebel and Lottie T. Ferguson Goebel. She was retired from the railroad where she had worked since 1944 as an accountant for IGN, Missouri Pacific, and Union Pacific. Her hobbies included cooking and scrapbooking.
Mrs. Giles was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Calvin Giles, and a sister Dorothy Edgeworth. She is survived by her daughter Vicki Ritchie and husband Larry of Holly Lake Ranch, a sister Helen Hudson of Tennessee Colony, brother Robert Goebel of The Woodlands, and one grandson Dr. Cole Ritchie.
Pallbearers will be Paul Woodard, Mark Hudson, Randy Mannix, Jimmy Giles, Gary Kirkpatrick, and John Tilley. Honorary pallbearer will be Dan Hafner.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to Westwood Baptist Church, 1809 Bassett Rd., Palestine, TX. 75801.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2019
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Logan Biedrzycki
May 17, 2019
I’ve just learned the passing of Mrs. Willie today, May 17th. I worked at Windermere for a few short months. When I first came there, Mrs. Willie was the first resident I met & we had a special relationship ever since. She made my days brighter knowing I would see that sweet smile when I arrived to work. She’s such a precious soul & I’ll never forget her. We shared many conversations & time together that I’ll always cherish. & I’m so blessed to have gotten to know her & be apart of her life for the short amount I time I did. Prayers to all her family.