In Memory of Ann THOMPSON

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Date of Birth:   August 11, 1924

Date of Death:   January 12, 2015

Service Type:   Graveside

Life Legacy:
Ann Thompson was born in Sunderland, England on August 11, 1924, and died on January 12, 2015. She left school at the age of 14 and moved to London to work in a munitions factory supporting the war effort. She met LeRoy (Tom) Thompson, a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy stationed in London, and they later married. She immigrated to the United States with hundreds of other war brides on the HMS Queen Elizabeth, and was joined by her husband in Oregon. Ann and her husband moved to the Seattle area in the early fifties, and had two daughters. Ann worked preparing airline meals for the Host Company, demonstrated samples of Oberto products, and retired from her job as a mail handler for the US Post Office. In 2004, Ann moved to the Weatherly Inn, an Alzheimer care facility, where she received care for the rest of her years. Ann loved walking, which gave her the opportunity to meet many people in the Burien area. She loved people, gardening, shopping, chocolate, coffee, and music. Ann is survived by both daughters, Debra Becker(husband Bill) and Susan Kaas, as well as two grandchildren, Matt Becker (wife Jamie) and Allison Becker, and a sister, Gladys Conachan.

Messages of Condolence:

"We were really saddened to hear of your mom's passing. We met her only once, but she always seemed to have a sparkle in her eyes and could regale you with such interesting stories. Gone to a well-earned rest. With fond regards."
- Bill and Jane

"Mother, Grandmother, family or friend - we will miss you, dear Ann. As a friend and early neighbor at Three Tree Point, the world has now become a bit smaller. Remember the sunsets we shared as I will remember you."
- Boo Lapham

"Debbie - What a beautiful life of your Mom! I’m sorry I could not convey my condolences in person. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace as you grieve this loss."
- Gwen N

"I was sorry to hear of the passing away of Aunt Nan. Although I only met her on her occasional visits I was was always aware of my "American" aunt with the funny accent. Always generous, and pleased to see me, and later my own family. She will be sadly missed but like all the other family members, not forgotten. John. 27 Jan 2015 "
- Joh/Nephew

"Auntie Ann and I had this birthday card thing going on, because her b'day of 08/11 and mine 08/12. I can remember 2004 because I didn't receive a card. I kept calling and calling Auntie Ann's # at various times and getting a bad feeling on each "no answer." Later to find out she had to be placed at Weatherly. Which, in itself, seemingly, was not a bad place. Also, and I will never forget...."the hearing of the bells at Christmas time." Priceless Auntie Ann :) When I left the graveside, I placed my flowers on the coffin and I said, "see you later." I know where she is now and believe me when I say that I look forward to said place for myself. Because it will be pain free. And, I look forward to seeing all my relatives that passed, there to greet me. God Bless you Auntie Ann. You176 were priceless. "
- Kelli/neice

"My Aunt Nan was a wonderful lady, bright, intelligent, generous and caring throughout her life. Having a lovely sense of humour it was always a delight to be in her company. As children I and my cousins, Les, John and Terry loved to learn that she intended to visit us in England and eagerly looked forward to her arrival. She would ‘Hold Court’ and regale us with her life in America and we were all ears when Aunt Nan and the rest of the family exchanged tales of the ‘old days’ in Sunderland. On our last visit we visited her at the Waverly Inn and she appeared happy there until this insidious disease took a firmer grip and phone calls were no longer possible. We were delighted to learn that she had ‘escaped’ the Waverly Inn on three occasions which proved to us that Aunt Nan’s spark for life was not extinguished nor her inventiveness and ingenuity. We have fond memories of you Aunt Nan, you will be sadly missed but certainly not forgotten. You can take a well earned rest now Aunt Nan together again with Uncle Tom. God Bless you, Mike, Deirdre, Simon and Rachel "
- Mike Preedy

"Aunty Nan was fun to be with when we visited. So full of energy and was always 'busying around' making sure we had plenty to eat! I saw her when I last visited in 1998. Boy, could she walk! I always thought she'd give Forrest Gump a run for his money when he walked all that distance! ;-) Reunited with Uncle Tom and other members of family, inc. my Nan and her many other siblings. Much love to all you guys over there. She was much loved and will be much missed. Simon x0x "
- Simon P, Great Nephew, UK

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