Thiel’s mother, Doris Mary Litch (m. Beechel), was born in Oregon, Wisconsin, on this date in 1915. She passed away on 1 September 2016, just shy of 101 years! The family held a celebration of her centenary (2015), at the Bret Harte Inn in Grass Valley, California. There, she was toasted by all three of her children and a hundred other well-wishers.
Below: Doris at her 99th birthday party, with three great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandson Indrie Storm.