Dorothy Thompson, Rapid CityDorothy Thompson, 83, Rapid City, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City.
Dorothy Thompson, 83, Rapid City, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City.
She was born on July 29, 1929.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday First United Methodist Church, Rapid City, with the Rev. Doug Diel officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Edstrom and Rooks Funeral Services at Serenity Springs, Rapid City.
Dorothy Pearl (Miller) Thompson, daughter of Harold and Mildred (Munger) Miller, was born in Brule County.
She grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947.
Dorothy was united in marriage with William “Tommy” Thompson on May 24, 1953, in Rapid City.
They resided in Rapid City for the entire 26 years of their marriage, except for two years when stationed in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and two years in Mitchell, where they managed the Thunderbird Lodge owned by Dorothy’s brothers.
Dorothy was a stay-at-home mom until July 15, 1979, when she began work at the Big “D” Oil Company.
After 29-plus years of service at Big D, she retired on Nov. 1, 2008. During her time working at Big D, she made many lifelong friends who to this day remember her fondly.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church and a member of VFW Auxiliary 1273.
Dorothy dedicated her life to and spent much of her time caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family and dear friends were of the utmost importance to her. She will long be remembered for her kind heart, compassionate spirit and gentle nature.
Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons: Mike Thompson, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Keith Thompson, Rapid City; two daughters: Sandra (Bill) Stob, Pace, Fla.; and Cindy (Tim) Zoll, Rapid City; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Jack, Walter, Gordon and Keith; and her sister, Shirley Liddeke.
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