Pine Valley, Oregon
Thelma E. Thompson, 98, died Feb. 23, 2004, at Meadowbrook Place in Baker City where she had lived for the past several years.
A memorial service will be scheduled later.
Thelma was born on Dec. 27, 1905, at Pleasant Valley, the second daughter of George Harvey and Rosella Harrison Elmer. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Upper Dry Creek near Halfway. She attended school at Upper Dry Creek, Halfway High School and then took nurse’s training at La Grande Hospital.
Thelma married Robert Dolliver Thompson on Aug. 3, 1929. He died on Aug. 22, 1998.
Thelma was known locally for her beautiful flower gardens. She loved the mountains and drove her Jeep to Little Eagle Meadows where she and Dolliver had a cabin. She spent her summers either there or at their cabin at McBride.
She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Littlefield and infant, Jennie Rose; and a brother, Edward.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Benita of Halfway and Donald and Carol of Pendleton; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Granite Peaks Assisted Living through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 5, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor