Linda Thompson

July 14, 1926April 1, 2019

Linda Long Thompson, age 92, of Abilene, Texas passed away on April 1, 2019. Linda was born July 14, 1926 in Moran, Texas to Ruth Simpson Long and Steven W. Long.

Linda is survived by her son, Steve Thompson, and her daughter, Sharon Cochran, as well as by her grandchildren: Jeff Thompson (Sarah), Jason Thompson (Kelli), Thomas Cochran and Luke Cochran. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Tommy Thompson; her father and mother, sisters: Billie Ruth Long, Louise Beadle, Sue Richmond and brother Steve Long.

She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Linda served as the registrar for the Chisholm Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America for 27 years. She was the first member of the Chisholm Trail Council to receive the Silver Fawn Award.

Contributions in Linda's memory may be made to Texas Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Buffalo Gap Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thompson family.


  • Sharon Cochran, Daughter
  • Steve Thompson, Son
  • Billie Ruth Long, Sister
  • Louise Beadle, Sister
  • Sue Richmond, Sister
  • Steven Long, Brother
  • Jeff Thompson, Grandchild
  • Jason Thompson, Grandchild
  • Thomas Cochran, Grandchild
  • Luke Cochran, Grandchild
  • S. W. Long, Father
  • Ruth Long, Mother
  • Tommy Thompson, Husband

  • Texas Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Linda Thompson

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Mary Haney

April 5, 2019


I only met your mom once but she was so sweet to talk with and it was a wonderful visit with her. Just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you all.

Love in Christ,

Mary Haney

Sherry Reddell

April 3, 2019

Sharon and Sons,
I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was a very sweet lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.