Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven

Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 28, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

Walraven graduated from Wilmington (Del.) High School in 1936 and attended Wilmington Business College. She married her beloved husband in 1938. Walraven retired from civil service as secretary to the general at the headquarters of McGuire Air Force Base in McGuire, N.J. She had also been a resident of Chesterfield Heights in Midlothian, Va., where she had many dear friends.

Walraven was preceded in death by her husband, Erive R. Walraven Jr., in July 1994, and by her loving son, E. Roy Walraven III, in 2010. She is survived by her faithful daughter, Gayle Walraven Johnson of Lewes, Del.; her wonderful son, Roger L. Walraven of Lawai, Hawaii; many adoring friends and family, including her precious son-in-law, Karl E. Johnson, and dear friend Karen Zemko; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom were blessed to have her in their lives.

Graveside services will be held on Friday July 6, 2018, at noon at Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Highway, New Castle, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lighthouse Church; Lewes, Del. Condolences may be sent online at