Thelma Lou’s last name and occupation are never revealed, however in one episode she mentions getting back to the office. Her two cousins are Mary Grace Gossage and Karen Moore. She lives in a small, quaint home within Mayberry city limits – making Barney’s ice cream deliveries much quicker.
Thelma Lou’s RomancesEdit
Barney Fife would be considered Thelma Lou’s first and last true love. They had their tiffs, but would always seem to get back together. There were times when Thelma Lou would successfully make Barney jealous – by using Andy Taylor and Gomer Pyle. But as Barney said, “Thelma Lou, you’re the only girl I love!”
In her last appearance on the series, Barney returns to Mayberry to discover that Thelma Lou is married to a man she met in Florida named Gerald Whitfield.