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Alice E. ThompsonAlice was very proud to be a native Oregonian and Astorian. She cherished her roots near the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, her family and friends, and the many cats that were part of her life at various times. She always greeted everyone with a warm and friendly smile. Alice was born to Connie Johns and Cordelia McKenzie Johns in Astoria (November 9, 1922). She grew up there and graduated from Astoria High School where she was a great student and very active in the school plays. She married her husband, Ken Thompson (January 17, 1942), before he went to serve in WWII and then spent a long and rewarding life as a loving, proud, and supportive daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, and friend. During her 94 years she enjoyed reading, dancing to the Big Bands, sewing, cooking, playing cards, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, playing Bingo with friends, watching sports, the Mariners, any teams and players from the state of Oregon, playing and singing with grandchildren, ice cream, German pancakes, and all shades of purple and blue. In addition to Astoria, Alice also lived in Seattle, Washington and in several cities in Oregon (McMinnville, Medford, Portland, North Bend, and Grants Pass). She lived in Lake Oswego, Oregon for 48 years and in 2013 to be closer to family, Alice moved to Fountain Plaza Retirement Community in Medford where she enjoyed making new friends. Alice is survived by daughter Suzy Snider, Phoenix, Oregon; granddaughters Kelly Thompson Cochran, Washington D.C. and Robin Snider, Grants Pass, Oregon; grandson Bryan Thompson, Washington D.C.; and great-grandchildren Maren and Liam Cochran, and Harvey and Ilana Thompson, all of Washington D.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Don, her brother Cliff, her granddaughters, RenÃ©e Snider and Laurel Thompson; and most recently by her "cuz," Frances Wheat Dempsie. We will miss your smile and sense of humor and even your occasional attempts to "fix" us. We will continue to honor and celebrate you because we have an abundance of happy memories of times spent with you. We are comforted knowing you loved us all dearly. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: Clatsop County Historical Society PO Box 88 Astoria, OR 97103-0088
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 12:00pm, Ocean View Cemetery
Ocean View Cemetery
A candle was lit in memory of Alice Thompson
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