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Doris Jean Thompson, 88, of Missoula, Montana, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at her residence, of natural causes.
She was born on December 29, 1934, in Rainier, Oregon, to Clifford and Pearl Girt. As a young girl she lived with her family in Rainier and then Gearhart Oregon and was educated and graduated in Seaside public schools.
On June 7, 1953, she married James (Jim) Walter Thompson and then had two children, Patricia LaVon and James Walter. She followed her husband to southern California and Astoria Oregon while he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
She was employed at banks in San Diego and El Cajon, California and as a bookkeeper for Bumble Bee Seafoods and Seafarer Restaurant in Astoria, Oregon.
She served at the Lewis & Clark Christian School and was very involved at the Lewis & Clark Bible Church as head of their library and cooked for the Sunday morning breakfasts for many years.
Jim and her were called by their Lord to serve at the New Tribes Mission Bible School in Michigan, then Boot Camp in Baker, Oregon and then the support center for Missionaries overseas in Oviedo, Florida. She developed a form of Lupus while in Florida, which required them to move back to Astoria, Oregon away from the heat and sun.
A loving and serving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She also took great and loving care of her friends, church, and missionaries. She loved painting, sewing, tatting, quilting, and making egg Christmas tree ornaments.
She is preceded by her husband and her survivors include her daughter LaVon Patrice`, Albany, Oregon and son James (Jim) and wife Carola, Missoula, Montana and one sister, Patricia Coon, Spokane, Washington. Also grandson, Leslie Thwing II, Pocatello, Idaho, granddaughter Nicole Poindexter, Albany, Oregon, granddaughter Amber Smith, Great Falls, Montana, granddaughter Bethany Coski, Mead, Washington, grandson James Thompson, Missoula, Montana, grandson Stephen Thompson, El Dorado, Arkansas, granddaughter Michelle Lautzenheiser, La Center, Washington, granddaughter Rebecca Thompson, Missoula, Montana, grandson Jason-Michael Thompson, Missoula, Montana, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Her ashes with be interned next to her husband’s at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
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