Thelma Marie Gulick Land, 91, resident of 1110 Marshall Road, widow of Thomas J. Land, died January 26, 2013, at her home.
Born October 1, 1921, in Bondville, Ill, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Alfred and Grace Seth Gulick. She was a talented seamstress devoted to costume gown design and for a time worked as a bookkeeper. Her passion was pine needle basket weaving and she worked tirelessly in that endeavor, even going so far as to write a book about the subject entitled, The Art of Pine Needle Basketry. During her husband’s career in the US Air Force she followed him to base assignments around the world, and retired to Ft. Walton Beach, FL, before moving to Greenwood.
She was a member of Mathews United Methodist Church and was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. After their retirement she and Mr. Land volunteered as Rangers in both the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the Everglades National Park.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Land Moncrief of Independence, VA; two sons, Glenn Land of Independence, VA and T.J. Land of Chapel Hill, NC; three grandchildren, Michael Moncrief of Flat Rock, NC, Marel Pease of Kirkland, WA, and Heather Moncrief-Mullane of Chapel Hill, NC; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Asbury Hall of Wesley Commons with Rev. Carol Peppers Wray officiating. Private burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
A lunch for family and special friends will be held following the memorial service at Wesley Commons.
Memorials may be made to either Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC 29646, or to the Abbeville Opera House, 100 Court Square, Abbeville, SC 29620.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Land family.