Thelma Thompson, 95, of Caldwell was born on March 8, 1926 in Douglas County, Missouri and died September 20, 2021 after having a stroke.
She was the fourth of eight children born to John and Clearcy Johnson. As Thelma came into this world, she was accompanied by her twin sister Alma. She was born and raised in Douglas County, Missouri and graduated from Cabool High School in 1944.
In 1946, she eloped with her childhood sweetheart, Harlan Thompson. They had 64 wonderful years together.
In 1947 they had their first son Roger Dale. Their second son Charles Ross was born in 1948. In Missouri, Thelma worked as a school teacher. In 1949 the family moved to South Dakota and lived there until 1950. The family made the long move to Wilder, Idaho. In 1952, Harlan and Thelma welcomed their third son, James Harlan “Chip”.
In 1974 they relocated from Wilder, Idaho to Payette, Idaho. In 1982, the family began calling Fruitland, Idaho home.
After Harlan’s early retirement they enjoyed traveling and camping. Thelma especially loved Lost Lake where she and Harlan were camp hosts for five years. In 2004, they settled in Caldwell, where they resided at the Hazel Park Apartments until his passing in 2010. She continued to reside in their apartment until moving to Autumn Winds Assisted Living December of 2018 until her passing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Clearcy Johnson, all of her brothers and sisters, her husband Harlan, an infant son Charles Ross, son Roger Dale, daughter-in-law Agnes Thompson, a great granddaughter, Sage Capps and a few nieces and nephews.
The loved ones she leaves behind are son Chip and wife Carol Thompson, grandson Ryan and wife Wendi Thompson, granddaughter Aimee and husband Matt Capps, great grandchildren; Shelbi, Lacey, Chase, Dakota, Brittannie and Rhiannan, great great grandchildren; Kayli, Kimberli, Barrett, Tara, Emmilea and Khairi, sister-in-law; Becky Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
A private family burial will be held at the Wilder Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
A special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Autumn Winds and the hospice nurses for all the love and great care Thelma received.
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