Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Vivian Lukacs Thompson Memorial
Vivian Lukacs Thompson Memorial

Vivian Lukacs Thompson

Vivian Lukacs Thompson

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Vivian Lukacs Thompson, 66, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away at her home on April 29, 2020 from complications of ALS, Lou Gerhig’s Disease.

Vivian was born on November 1, 1953 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stephen & Doris (Stowe) Lukacs.  She was raised and attained her education in Mercer, graduating from Mercer High School with the class of 1972.   She then attended Edenborough University for two years.

Vivian met her husband of 43 years here in Skagit Valley in 1975 after his discharge from the Marine Corps when she came to the valley to visit a friend from her home town.

Bill and Viv soon moved to South Lake Tahoe, CA during the winter of 1976 to be “ski bums” while working at the casinos and ski slopes.  They were married on June 24, 1976 in Lake Tahoe and the made their home there for four years until returning to Pennsylvania.  In 1983 they then moved to Redding, CA where they lived until 1996 when they finally resettled in the Skagit Valley.

Vivian attended flight attendant school and in 2001 worked as a flight attendant for United Air Lines for the better part of 20 years until her ALS forced her retirement.

Vivian enjoyed sewing, embroidery and just relaxing in the sun.

Vivian is survived by her husband, Bill, daughter, Jan  and son, Doug all of Sedro-Woolley, WA and son, Dustin of Stanwood; her brother, Paul Lukacs and wife Kathy of Suwanee, GA; sisters, Patricia Knause and husband Andy of Lancaster, PA, Pamela Como of Grove City, PA and Stephanie Lukacs of Pauleys Island, SC and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Stephan & Doris, and her youngest brother Larry.

Private family burial was held at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery on Monday, May 11, 2020.



  • Diane Weir

    Viv and I attended church together in Sedro Woolley at Inspire Church for many years. We loved to hear her stories of flights taken all over the world in her travels as a flight attendant. She so missed her career after her diagnosis. Vivian was a strong, courageous, wonderful Christian woman who loved Jesus with her whole heart. She is in her new home in Heaven now. She will be missed but we will meet again!.

  • Christy Crocker

    So sorry to hear about Viv’s passing. May the Lord Jesus give comfort and peace to her loved ones in the special way that only Jesus can. Rest peacefully my beautiful cousin.

  • Luann Hartman

    Viv was such a wonderful person. She was strong, dedicated, and loyal through out her life. Her laughter and sense humor will be missed and always cherished. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Rest In Peace, my beautiful cousin.

  • Peg Abplanalp Janes

    I’m so sorry to hear of Viv’s passing. We spent many days together in our youth. A wonderful and kind soul. Fly high Viv

  • Alicia Norris

    My deepest condolences to the family. May you take comfort in knowing she is in the arms of the Everlasting. God bless.