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GARRETSON Thelma Maxine
Birth:          1908 Iowa
Death:          3 Sep 2002 

obit of Frank J. Rodia
RODIA, THELMA MAXINE Thelma passed into the hands of God September, 3, she was 94. Born in Iowa, 
she moved to the state of Washington as a young woman where she met, fell in love, and married Frank 
Rodia a professional golfer. Thelma attended the Cornish school of art and worked as the secretary to the 
CEO of the Washington Mutual Bank, in Seattle. She and Frank moved to San Diego and raised their 
family. Thelma was an avid collector of American antiques, a whiz with a needle and thread making clothes, 
and spending hours doing needle point. She loved to travel, read and visit with her grandchildren. After Frank 
preceded her in death, she relocated to Novaro, California to be near her beloved family. She is survived by 
her daughter Donna K. Mani and husband Dr. John R. Mani; son James W. Rodia; and grandsons and their 
wives, Chris and Susan Mani, and their children Nicholas and Grace; Steve and Josie Mani and their sons 
Joshua, Dylan and Zachary; and Michael Mani. She will be remembered and loved by all of us. She was in 
every sense a true lady! A Memorial Service was held to celebrate her life. 

In Memoriam

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Cal Birth Idx on ancestry

Marriage To RODIA Francesco (Frank) (1903 - ) m. Notes Parents RODIA Sabato (Simon) (12 Feb 1879 - 16 Jul 1965) UCCI Lucia (1887 - ) Children by RODIA Francesco (Frank) 1903 -
RODIA Donna Katherine () RODIA James Whitney (24 Jul 1937 - 4 Sep 2010)
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