While researching my own THOMSON line i came across several THOMSON obits. I am posting them on the forum for others research. i hope it helps someone. rj
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Posted: 02/25/04 - 09:36:26 am MST
Olive M. Thomson
Obituary - Olive M. Thomson, 91, of Caldwell, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Autumn Wind Assisted Living in Caldwell. A memorial service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with Dave Porterfield officiating, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
She was born Olive May LANFEAR on 30 Jan. 1913, at Stratton, Colo., a daughter of Alvie H. and Jennie Finch LANFEAR. At the age of 7 she moved to Beloit, Kan., with her family to southeast Kansas. She learned to drive her dad's Model T and drove it back and forth to McCune High School, where she graduated.
In 1932 she and her family moved from Kansas to Caldwell. She married her high school classmate, Paul G. THOMSON in Caldwell on 12 Aug. 1935, and they made their home at Girard, Kan., for one year, returning to Caldwell in August of 1936. They moved to the NuAcres community near Nyssa, Ore., in 1942 where they raised their family.
She was active in the Farmeretts Club and NuAcres Grange and she and Paul organized and led the Do-More 4-H Club for over 12 years. Due to Paul's disability retirement, they moved back to Caldwell where she worked for Glen L. Evans Inc. for 12 years and at Restline products in Nampa for seven years, before retiring. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Fruitland from 1942 to 1958 when the family moved to Caldwell
Olive enjoyed flowers, taking great pride in her iris gardens. For many years she sold Memorial Day bouquets from her garden in the NuAcres Community. She was the family authority for genealogy, both with the LANFEAR and THOMSON lines. She enjoyed canning, sewing, crocheting, quilting, bird watching and creating scrapbooks.
She is survived by one son, Bob Thomson of Caldwell; one daughter, Barbara Davidson of Nampa; two sisters, Mary Jones and her husband George of Milton-Freewater, Ore., Verda Ames of Caldwell; five grandchildren, Doug Davidson and his wife Penny of Caldwell, Carla Fuller and her husband Stuart of Helena, Mont., Johanna Harness and her husband Greg of Nampa, Rod Thomson of Caldwell and Randy Thomson of Caldwell; and three great-grandchildren, Victoria Davidson, Virginia Harness and Paul Harness; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother, one sister and a daughter-in-law.