Helen B. Thompson

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Helen B. Thompson, 80, a 10-year Yerington resident, died Oct. 24, 2006. She was born April 4, 1926, in Chicago, to German immigrants William and Helen Schoening.

She graduated from Fanger High School and attended Northwestern University.

She married Kenneth A. Thompson on Sept. 4, 1949, before moving to California.

She worked an administrative position with United Airlines. After retiring she moved to Yerington.

She belonged to the Tall Girls Club of Chicago. She gave to and supported the Women of Mount Vernon Society, the Smithsonian Institute, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the Air Force Foundation and the Ronald Reagan Library and Foundation. She was named Donor of the Year for the Disabled and Paralyzed Veterans Association.

Among her survivors are her husband of 57 years of Yerington; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and David Phipps of Ventura, Calif., Kerry and Greg Shultz of Three Rivers, Calif., and Cindy and Mark Turner of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; daughter Nancy Thompson of Buellton, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one niece.

A memorial service for Mrs. Thompson was held Sunday at the Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington, with a viewing preceding the service. A graveside service was Monday at the Live Oak District Cemetery in Live Oak, Calif.

Memorial donations may be made to the South Lyon Medical Center, P.O. Box 940, Yerington, Nev., 89447.

Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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