Happy Birthday to Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson's official obituary:
Mary Elizabeth Thompson (Griffith) was born on October 13, 1931, at Salmon, Idaho. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2014, while residing at Lakeland Apartments in Perham, MN, which was her home for the last 16 years.
Mary attended Western Montana College after graduating from high school in 1949 from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon, MT. Along with her sister, Margie, and her mother, Clara Griffith, she helped found the Assembly of God Church in Dillon, MT. Mary enjoyed playing the piano, doing word games and crossword puzzles and writing cards and letters to her family. She was an avid reader and has a complete collection of cups from the Perham Public Library's annual Hot Reads promotion to prove it. Her family and church friends will dearly miss her prayers and support.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thompson; her parents, Clara and William Griffith; three brothers; and a sister.
She is survived by her sister, Margie (Harley) Hacker (Ft. Benton, MT); a brother, James Griffith (British Columbia, Canada); three daughters, Susan Bianchi (Minneapolis), Connie Thompson (Belgrade, MT), and Patti (Larry) Refsland (Hackensack, MN); 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The service commemorating her life will be held at Hosanna Ministries Church at 150 6th Ave SW, Perham, MN, on Thursday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in Calvary Memorial Cemetery, rural Perham.
69 years ago on Aug. 31, 1953 my parents, your grandparents, John and Mary Thompson, were married at Mountainview Methodist Church in Butte, MT.
They then took a short trip to Glacier Park for their honeymoon.
Then they went to Bozeman to visit Aunt Eva and Uncle Fred.
My Dad had worked for them before he came to the Dillon area and met Mom.
Also he really liked them. They never had children of their own and they liked my Dad.
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