Thelma Ruth (Kurtz) Kukesh, 93, native and lifelong resident of Exeter, died on February 26, 2018 at her home. She was born in Exeter on October 7, 1924, daughter of the late Frederick and Hattie (Hersom) Kurtz.
Thelma grew up in Exeter and was a 1942 graduate of Robinson Female Seminary. She was the wife of Theodore W. Kukesh and they resided in Exeter where they raised four sons. She enjoyed gardening and walking and through her grandchildren became an avid sports fan.
She was predeceased by her husband in 2005 and is survived by her sons and their wives, Ted and Suzanne Kukesh of Epping, NH, Tim and Carla Kukesh of Indianapolis, IN, Tom and Linda Kukesh of Ripon, CA and Tracy and Teresa Kukesh of Exeter. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St. in Exeter. Burial in Exeter Cemetery will be in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833.
For more information, please visit brewittfuneralhome.com.