Martha Thompson, of Mora, MN, died on March 24, 2008. She was 54 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 13 at Mora United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Buckley will officiate. VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to ther service on Sunday at the church. Inurnment will be at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Washington.
Martha Jo Thompson was born June 10th, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. She died March 24th, 2008 in Mora Minnesota, at home surrounded by members of her care staff, community and church, with cousin Lynne Dablow making the trip from Avon to be with Martha during her final day. She was 54 years old.
She was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt. She was preceded in death
by her mother, Mary Ella Swan, and beloved grandmother Lillian Thompson and grandfather Franklin James Thompson.
She is survived by her father, Franklin James Thompson and step mother
Helen Mary Thompson of Green Valley, Arizona; her sisters, Ann E. Karas,
and brother in law, Ronald F. Karas of The Woodlands, Texas, Barbara C.
Thompson- Book and brother in law, William Book Jr., of Floyd’s Knob,
Indiana; brother, James Robert Thompson of Tucson, Arizona; and nephews,
Aaron Johnston-Karas of Santa Cruz, California. Brian Karas of Livermore,
California; and niece, Elizabeth Karas of Eugene, Oregon.
Martha was a beloved member of the Mora United Methodist Church, and a
cherished member of both Mora and Cambridge communities. Martha was a
diligent worker at Industries and other enclaves. She took great pride from
her work. She also enjoyed her membership in ARC, her activities in Special
Olympics which she had participated in since the 1970’s, starting in
California. She participated in Relay for Life – a Breast Cancer fund
raiser, and Rock-a-thon for Cancer. She was a Consumer Representative for
Industries Board of Directors, and a Consumer Representative for Safely
Committee in Industries. She participated in a bowling league and took
great joy for life and the people that surrounded her.
Martha’s family is very grateful for all the love and care that the
members of the Mora and Cambridge communities showed Martha for her twenty
seven year residence in Minnesota.
Martha will be buried in the family cemetery in Dayton, Washington with
many generations of Thompsons and other extended family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in
Memory of Martha Thompson to either:
St Cloud American Cancer Society
3721 23rd Street South suite 102
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302
1 800 239 7028
The Minnesota Special Olympics Organization
100 Washington Ave, South suite 550
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401
612 604 1261