THOMPSON DonnaPosted: October 17th, 2014
DONNA THOMSON THOMPSON, 59, of Magrath, AB passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Raymond Hospital. With her at her passing was her loving husband of 21 years, Alan Robert Thompson, and siblings, Monte (Rissa) Thomson, Kay (Larry) Christensen, Barbara (Robert) Shearer, and Duane (Carma) Thomson. In addition, she is survived by an adopted daughter, Alita (Steven) Loewer and her children, Samuel, Eve and Koblenz, and 21 nephews and nieces to whom she was their favorite aunt, 64 grandnieces and grandnephews, and 1 great- grandnephew. She was predeceased by her parents, Rulon and Marguerite Thomson, 1 nephew and 1 grandnephew, and her and Alans beloved Samoyed dog, Tundra. Donna was born Feb. 9, 1955 in Magrath, graduated from Magrath High School, and earned an Associate Degree from Ricks College and a Bachelors Degree from BYU. She enjoyed service in the LDS church including serving a mission in Georgia and Alabama, working with youth and Relief Society, and was a Temple Worker in the Cardston, Alberta Temple. She married Alan Robert Thompson Oct. 9, 1993. She worked at Woolco and Walmart in Lethbridge then substitute-taught in public and Hutterite schools in southwestern Alberta. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Donna always wore a smile and was always positive, even throughout her ordeal with pancreatic cancer. She was a people-person who helped many people and never was heard to say a negative word about anyone. She loved gardening, hiking and camping., and riding the motorcycle behind her husband. She enjoyed woodworking and exhibited her work in several craft shows. She was a good seamstress, making clothing and quilts, and started two active quilt groups in Magrath. Although she didnt have children of her own, she was a "mother" to many others. Everyone loved Donna. Donna wished to express her thanks to the staffs of Palliative Care at the Jack Ady Cancer Center, Home Care in Magrath, and Raymond Hospital, as well as all her quilting friends and the Sixth Ward Relief Society. Friends may meet the family at the Magrath Stake Center Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday between 12:45 and 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, with Bishop Larry Schneyder officiating. Interment will follow at the Magrath Cemetery. E-mail your condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org.