First a WELCOME BACK to all the returning snow-birds.
League play has started here in District 7. The teams are set and we are getting back to our weekly schedule. The Oldympics tournament, closely followed by the D7 Ray Patterson picnic, once again got all of us off on the right foot.
Looking ahead in D7, we have the Thanksgiving break with the annual fun day/auction at Muni. The Christmas break will have the Hall of Fame singles/CSA annual meeting at Golden Village Palms. And possibly, a Tournament of Champions D7 style after New Years.
District 5 is set to get under way with their Fall metings on Nov. 4th. The first games for Desert Shufflers will be played on Wed., Nov. 16 and the Hi-10s will be on Thurs., Nov. 9 and the regular schedule of tournaments will be played. Also many will look forward to the Desert Challenge, to be hosted by District 7 this year, possibly Jan. 20th.
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by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter
Thelma Meda Finley Hall Carvin passed away at the age of 91 on July 29, 2017 peacefully at home with her daughter Cheryl and son Earle (“Woody”) at her side. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1925. She was married to Joseph Hall in June 1943 until he was killed in action in December 1944. She later married Earle W. Carvin, Jr. on November 27, 1946 until his passing on November 30, 2003 after celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary. Thelma is preceded in death by her husband Earle Woodworth Carvin, Jr. She is survived by her son C. De Hall of Long Beach, son and daughter-in-law Earle W. Carvin, III and Kathy Carvin of Hemet, daughter Linda Joyce Hoback of 29 Palms, and daughter Cheryl Meda Burns of Hemet, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Thelma grew up and attended high school in South Philly. Thelma and her husband Earle began raising their family in Levittown, PA until the birth of their 4th child when they moved to Long Beach, California. She worked nights at General Telephone as an operator in 1969. She began working for Dooley’s Hardware in Long Beach in 1970 retiring as the executive secretary in 1984. After retirement she was a volunteer at the 1984 Olympics for the archery and equestrian events. Thelma and Earle moved to Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, CA in 1988 to enjoy retirement. Thelma was incredibly involved with shuffleboard for many years playing on several teams and attending the classics in Mesa, AZ annually. She loved being a player, score keeper, and ATM. Her name appears on many trophies. Thelma lived her life to its fullest every day. She’d say “age is just a number” and she didn’t want to slow down. Kayaking at age 82, riding down big water-slides at age 86, cruising to Panama Canal at age 88, still shuffleboarding and driving at age 91, the list goes on. Following the private interment on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Riverside National Cemetery where she will join her husband Earle, there will be a Celebration of Life memorial service at 1:00pm at Golden Village Palms RV Resort located at 3600 W. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA in the Banquet Room.