Thelma “Timmy” Buckley White (1926-2002), was teacher and local historian. She is a third generation Californian. Her grandparents came by wagon train from Missouri in the 1850s. She attended the Armstrong School of Business Administration and later, UC Davis. She met her husband Wilbur White while attending UC Davis. They settled in Ord Bend, Glenn County and raised five children, Kim, Steve, Robin, Judi, and Jed. Later in her life, Thelma received her teaching credential from Chico State. With an interest in local history led her to write 63 articles for the Willows Journal which later turned into the Glenn County Sketchbook.
She was also involved in Association for Northern California Historical Research-ANCHR. She served as the first editor of Wagon Wheels, Colusi County’s historical journal for ten years.