Virginia A Thompson (Ginny), 91 years young, passed away on September 21, 2016 in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Warren, Pennsylvania.
Ginny graduated from Warren High School on June 10, 1943. She worked as a switch board telephone operator and married Richard Thompson in Warren, Pennsylvania in 1947. They raised their son’s Rick and Scott, in Kane, Pennsylvania. Ginny and Dick moved to Clearlake, WA in 1986, after a tornado devastated their Kane, PA neighborhood, in 1985.
She was fiercely proud of her Swedish heritage, and even though she resided in the state of Washington for over 30 years, she told everyone she was from Pennsylvania. Ginny was active in the Lutheran Church where she lived. She also volunteered at hospitals in these communities, only ending her service when she was no longer able to drive. She enjoyed reading, coffee and cards with friends, bowling, cross country skiing, bicycling, traveling and camping with Dick in the RV.
Ginny is survived by her sister, Dorothy Turner of North Warren, PA; two sons, Richard M and his wife Margaret Thompson of Mountlake Terrace, WA, and David Scott and his wife Sylvia Thompson of Clear Lake, WA; granddaughter, Andrea and her husband Todd Wright; great grandchildren, Parker and Abby, of Clear Lake, WA; numerous nieces and nephews living in Washington and Pennsylvania
She is preceded in death by husband Dick, her parents, Sven and Svea Anderson; brothers, William and Richard; nephew, Timothy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00AM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA. She will be laid to rest in a private Inurnment Committal at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Columbarium. Memorials can be made in Ginny’s name to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Mount Vernon, WA.