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Verla M (Lindsey) Thompson

June 27, 1934 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 85)

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Verla M. (Lindsey)Thompson was born June 27th, 1934 in La Grande, Oregon to parents, Curtis and Edith (Carper) Lindsey.  She died December 27th, 2019 at her home in Stanfield, Oregon at the age of 85.  Verla started her life in La Grande, but moved to Pendleton when she was still a little girl.  She graduated from Pendleton High School in the class of 1952.  She was united in marriage to Fred Thompson on August 1st, 1954 in Pendleton, Oregon. The couple lived in Pendleton until the mid 1960’s when they built their own home in Stanfield, Oregon. Their daughter Linda  was born 1968.  Verla was a stay at home Mom until her daughter was in school, then she went to work as a secretary at West Grade School in Stanfield.  She managed the office and fixed many a scraped knee and hugged away tears of many an elementary school student.  She retired around 1999.  Verla enjoyed doing crafty things like crocheting, cross stitching, and flower arranging until her fingers told her it was time to find a new hobby.  In her later life she enjoyed doing puzzles and decorating her house.  One of her favorite activities was to go to Goodwill and find “treasures” to help with her decorating ideas.  Verla was also a member of “The Pollyanna’s”.  She spent many a Saturday laughing and telling stories with her lady friends.

Verla’s favorite time spent was with her daughter and granddaughter.  She was the best Wife, Mom, and Nana, and will be forever missed.  She brightened the lives of all that met her through her sense of humor and smile.  Heaven gained a very special angel on December 27th.

Verla is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fred Thompson, Stanfield, OR; her daughter Linda Thompson, Pendleton, OR, and her granddaughter, Maddie Thompson, Pendleton, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at The Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield, OR. Friends and family are invited to attend.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.


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Graveside Service
January 6, 2020

10:00 AM
Pleasant View Cemetery
South Edwards Road
Stanfield, Oregon 97875

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