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Mrs. Thelma Loraine McKusker

Mrs. Thelma Loraine McKusker
  • January 8, 1926 - June 16, 2018
  • North Hollywood, California

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“Ive spent a lot of time trying to think of what memories I wanted to share. She was the last of my grandmas. She loved to bake, she always ate the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Courtney Miller - SC - grandchild

“Ga, I only had 11 years to know you (I never saw her this year) this was to soon you were a crazy lady but my mom always had a story may you rest...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tyson Bracey - SC - family

“When you marry, you don't get to choose your mother in law. I got lucky. Gazzie was an amazing lady. I will miss the times we would all go to a show...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Craig Sniff - Lancaster, CA

“I miss her deeply. I will always skip through department stores with my daughter singing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road". I will always...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Elder - Rogers, AR

“I have so many fond memories of Thelma. Living down the block from your family on Debby St, Liza became my best friend. When your family moved to...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Lundgren - Granada Hills, CA

“I will always remember the kindness she showed to me when I needed it the most. We remained friends all these years and my family and I will miss...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: John and Kathie Miller - CA

“You always had a smile and cookies when I was little and would come over with Ryan and Courtney. Rest In Peace Thelma (Ga). ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Eleni Alberts - CA - family

“May your recall the wonderful memories and joyful times you had together as you celebrate a life well lived. Thought she would live to be 100 -...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Will Hernandez - Sylmar, CA

“I am going to miss all the good laughs we had. Patty said you made a mean strawberry rhubarb pie. Cookies, bread and pies will be missed. Enjoy...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Britton - Hollywood, CA

“Although we never met I always heard so many nice things about her. Liza our prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Townsend - Luling, TX

“Sassy to the very end. Thanks for setting such a good example. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Liza Sniff - Lancaster, CA

6 of Thelmas troop members, including me (lowest left and Liza (lowest right) “Being a Capricorn, Thelma was a natural born leader. My fondest memory as a member of her Brownie and Girl Scout troop 956 for six years, was one of...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cyndi Martin - Surprise, AZ


Thelma Loraine Foster McKusker, 92, born on January 8, 1926, in North Hollywood, California, passed away June 16, 2018. She resided in North Hollywood, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California.
She grew up in Hollywood down the block from Paramount Studios, around the corner from her friend Clark Gable and attended Hollywood High School with many stars to be. This fueled her life long passion for the movies and the stage.
Thelma was always available to help whether it was a stray dog following a trail of chocolate chip cookies home or a random kid that just needed someone to talk to. She was always there when her family needed her. She stayed active in the PTA and school activities, was a Girl Scout Leader (oh those girls and cookies), volunteered with the Police Department, loved Broadway musicals and was a great cook. Her sourdough english muffins were amazing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard and most recently her beloved dog Riviera. She is survived by her four children Liza, Tina, Richard and Timothy, four grandchildren Kelly, Courtney, Anne and Ryan, and five great grandchildren Kiarah, Tyson, Riley, Lucas and Nora. When asked who her favorite child was her answer was always. . . The one that needs me. She will surely be missed.
Thelma requested that there be no services. In lieu of flowers I'm sure it would please her for any donations to go to either Guide Dogs of America, 13445 Glenoaks Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342 (guidedogsofamerica.org) in remembrance of Riviera or to Valley Food Bank, PO Box 8073, Van Nuys, CA 91409-8073 (valleyfoodbank.org) which she supported regularly.