Gwendolyn Jane Thompson
Gwendolyn Jane Thompson
  • March 20, 1935 - February 22, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Gwendolyn "Jane" Thompson passed away February 22, 2017 in Oklahoma City. Jane was born March 20, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, to Robert S. and Sammie Gwendolyn O'Neil. Jane had a brother, "Bobby", born just 11 months after her, and they enjoyed a happy childhood together in Lakewood, CO. Jane graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1957 with a degree in Education.

Jane married Joe L. Thompson, the love of her life, in 1957, and they had a wonderful life together for 50 years. Jane and Joe lived in Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado, and settled in Oklahoma City in 1966. They were wonderful parents to two children, Scott and Shelly. Joe was a petroleum engineer, and in 1976, Jane and Joe formed Satellite Well Service Co, which they ran for 20 years. After semi-retiring in the mid 90's, Jane and Joe enjoyed their lake house in Fort Gibson, OK, where they spent many wonderful times with family and friends.

Jane is survived by her son, Scott Thompson of Oklahoma City; daughter, Shelly Benson and her husband, John, of Englewood, CO; five grandchildren, Hannah Dean and her husband, Curry, of Jones, OK, Cody Thompson and his wife, Julianne, of New Orleans, LA, Andrew Benson of Fort Collins, CO, Katie Benson of Denver, CO, and Melanie Benson of Denver, CO; and two great granddaughters, Mae Dean and Birdie Dean.

Jane was adored by her family and many friends. She was active in her church and loved spending time with her family and her beloved pets. She was also a voracious reader and an avid bridge player.

A Memorial Service will be held at Church of the Savior, 5600 NW 63rd, on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Memorial Donations may be made to Church of the Savior, 5600 NW 63rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.