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“Curt and Scott and the rest of the Thompson family.... I remember Shirley so fondly. She made the best french toast when I spent the night. I am...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bev York Tafoya - Olympia, WA

“I was honored to have taken care of Shirley throughout the last year of her life and was truly blessed by her and her entire family. I will truly...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica Mitchell - Boise, ID

“I was very blessed to have Shirley as my Mom-in-law...she was very dear to me. She and I loved our "sweets" and shared many a piece of chocolate...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Thompson - Montesano, WA

“I would like to send my condolences to the Thompson family. I grew up across from the golf course and have many fond memories of the Thompson and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Marla Portmann - Raymond, WA

“Grandma Shirley Was a GREAT person and wonderful grandmother. My family and I will miss her alot. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: David Knutz - Shelley, ID

“Shirley was our next door neighbor for many years. We could not have had a better neighbor. She was a wonderful person and will be missed very much...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Harp - Montesano, WA

“Shirley was a wonderfulful sister-in-law and friend; knowing her was one of my life's pleasures. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Glenda Coma - Bellevue, WA

“Shirley was my daughter Jodi Thompson's mother-in-law. Jodi loved her like a second mother and they made many happy memories together. I didn't see...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Bobbie Myer - Olympia, WA

“I have many wonderful memories of my grandma. She was the center of our family and enjoyed having her kids and grandkids gather at her home. She knew...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Melanie Thompson Knutz - Shelley, ID

“Everyone should be so lucky to have a Sister-in-law like Shirley! Many pleasant memories of Shirley and how she could make you so welcome at her home. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ray Thompson - Raymond, WA

“I have many wonderful memories of my grandma. She was the center of our family and enjoyed having her kids and grandkids gather at her home. She knew...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Melanie Thompson Knutz - Shelley, ID

“I have many wonderful memories of my grandma. She was the center of our family and enjoyed having her kids and grandkids gather at her home. She...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Melanie Thompson Knutz

“Shirley was a wonderful person and a very loving aunt. I know she will be missed by her family and I have missed seeing her in the recent years but...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Marcie Lindvall - CA - niece

“In memory of a loving and wonderful sister. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis Coma - Raymond, WA

“Shirley was for many early years, like a sister to my mother, Evelyn. She was the sister that my mom never had, being brought up with two brothers. ...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Holmes - Edmonds,Wa, WA


Shirley C. (Leber) Thompson, of Montesano, passed away February 18, 2011 at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation in Montesano. She was born to William and Thelma (Hanson) Leber in South Bend on June 20, 1927. She was raised in Raymond and South Bend and in 1945 graduated from Raymond High School. She also attended Dewitts Beauty School. Shirley married James M. Thompson in Vancouver, Washington on June 11, 1946. He precedes her in death. She was a member of the Coastal Teamster Retirees Club and Card Clubs. Shirley enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles and working in her yard. Family was a big part of Shirley's life, hosting family gatherings and spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids, was always a highlight. She is lovingly remembered by her sons; Curt Thompson of McCleary, Scott Thompson of Montesano and Paul Thompson of Central Park and their spouses; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and her siblings, Tom, Jerry and Dennis Coma and Sally (Coma) Malone and their spouses. She was preceded in death by her sister Leah (Leber) Runge. A memorial service and reception will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 23rd at the Montesano Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions in her honor are suggested to: The Alzheimer's Association.

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