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Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Virginia Dawe Thompson

May 30, 1926July 5, 2019
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Virginia Thompson passed peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019 surrounded by family. Virginia was born in Pontiac, Michigan, graduated from Bowling Green University and later married and moved to Houston in 1951 where she raised her family and spent the majority of her adult life. Virginia was dedicated and well-loved mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, friend and grandmother. She was a long term member of St. Marks United Methodist Church and Houston Heights Rotary where she served for years as a “Rotary Anne” assisting her husband and son in projects to improve Houston Heights. She has collected friends throughout the years through her involvement in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, The Memorial Garden Club, The Lee Thompson Company and everywhere she frequented. Virginia was passionate about friends, family, card games, entertaining, reading, travel and adventure! Her friendly, outgoing, tenacious spirit has influenced many generations and all who knew her. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wilson Thompson. Virginia is survived by her sister, Margery Papenguth; her five sons and spouses, Kent and Jackie Thompson of San Antonio, Scott and Gayla Thompson of Houston, Jeff Thompson of Houston, Dan and Heidi Thompson of Denver, Mike and Annette Thompson of College Station as well as 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A special thank you to Gayla Thompson for her long term dedication to Virginia’s care and to Jackie Thompson and Gretchen Papenguth VanderPlas for standing by Virginia’s side in her last days. Visitation will be on Friday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 at Heights Funeral Home. Her Memorial Service is Saturday, July 13, 2:30 pm St. Marks United Methodist Church 600 Pecore, Houston, TX 77009. Virginia's pallbearers will include Scott Thompson, Kent Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Mike Thompson, Dan Thompson, Pat Studstill, Wayne Newell (honorary), and Kyle Hamilton (honorary).

  • FAMILY

  • Wilson Thompson, Husband
  • Margery Papenguth, Sister
  • Kent Thompson and wife Jackie, Son
  • Scott Thompson and wife Gayla, Son
  • Jeff Thompson, Son
  • Dan Thompson and wife Heidi, Son
  • Mike Thompson and wife Annette, Son
  • 10 Grandchildren
    3 Great-Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Thompson
  • Kent Thompson
  • Jeff Thompson
  • Mike Thompson
  • Dan Thompson
  • Pat Studstill
  • Wayne Newell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kyle Hamilton, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Donna Olsson

July 11, 2019

Virginia will be greatly missed! She was a woman of incredible strength & had an amazingly positive attitude even facing pain & death. She had a wonderful sense of humor also; which one must posses to have raised five sons! She lived a long & full life. Rest In Peace.

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