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Ada Adeline Thackeray


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ADA ADELINE THACKERAY, 96, of Roswell, NM, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday night, September 29, 2019.

Addie was born May 23, 1923, to Ike and Gertie Ykema in Peace, Minnesota. She had one brother, Flores; and three older sisters: Winnie, Aggie, and Jo. Addie was married to Alfred Van Laar for twenty-seven years and together had four children: Neadie, Jean, Shirley, and Larry Allan. They raised their family in Southern California. Sometime later, she met Fred Thackeray while square dancing and they were married for thirty-six years. They loved traveling together both on the motorcycle and with their motor home. Addie was proud to say that they had visited all but six states. They also enjoyed trips to Hawaii and a Cruise to the Caribbean and Panama Canal Cruise.

They moved to Roswell in their later years. For the past thirteen years, Addie had loved living at Peace Tree. The last three months, she lived at Heartfelt Manor, where she was given great care in her final days.

First and foremost, Addie loved her Lord and Savior, and desired her family to know and love the Lord. She read her Bible and devotional daily until she no longer could. Addie loved her family and it was evident by all the pictures that surrounded her. Addie also loved square dancing, quilting, crocheting, upholstering, playing Skip Bo, and the social security board game with dear friends at Peach Tree.

SURVIVORS: Addie is survived by her daughter, Neadie Hoekstra and son-in-law, Louie of Roswell, NM; daughter, Jean Hammett of Bellflower, CA; nine grandchildren: David Hoekstra (Sheri), Bill Van Steenwyk (Kim), Darla Breedyk (Arie), Tim Van Steenwyk (Cara), Doree Figueroa (Tim), Daylene Gohres, Cheryl Chamberlin (Jason), Trina Longfellow (Brent), and Gina Atay (John); along with twenty-two great-grandchildren and one on the way; and eighteen great-great-grandchildren; and one on the way.

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PRECEDED: Preceding Addie in death were her parents, Ike and Gertie Ykema; both her husbands: Alfred Van Laar, and Fred Thackeray; two children: infant son, Larry Allan, and Shirley Williams; three sisters: Winnie Siegersma, Aggie Stip, Jo Van Unen; son-in-law, Clyde Hammett; and great-grandson, Cole Gohres.

SERVICES: A Celebration of Addie’s life will be on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, followed by the burial. Officiating will be Pastor Stephen Deutsch.

PALLBEARERS: Those honored to serve as Pallbearers are Ryan, Aaron, and Justin Breedyk, Larry Kamper, BJ Crow, Mitch Krakauskas, Brady Rainwater, and Chase Gohres.

In lieu of flowers, we ask donations to be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico, P.O. Box 21400, Albuquerque, NM, 87154.

Addie’s tribute was written by her loving family.

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