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Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ

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Maryann Judith Thompson

March 9, 1944July 22, 2020
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Maryann Judith Thompson, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her residence in Glendale, Arizona. She was born on March 9, 1944 to the late Elmer and Violet Radetzki in Davenport, Iowa. Maryann attended Davenport Central High School graduating class of 1962. She married Leroy Finke in Moline, Illinois; they later divorced. To their union were born two beautiful daughters, Kimberly Ann and Beth Lee. Maryann started her career as a Beautician; then worked part time in the retail sales industry for the remainder of her career while she raised her children. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport for numerous years before moving out of the area. In 1992, she married Tommy T. Thompson who was a proud retiree of the United States Army. They lived in several different states and abroad in Germany throughout the course of his career; and in 2003 he retired early so they could relocate to Arizona to become full-time grandparents. Maryann was very social; she enjoyed spending time with friends and family (particularly her grandchildren), dining out, playing cards, bowling, and listening to music. Maryann is survived by her two loving children, Kimberly Miller and Beth Nimmervoll and husband, Manfred; five grandchildren, Zachary, Wesley, Kelly Miller and Michael and Berit Nimmervoll; and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy in 2014; and her only brother, Larry Radetzki in 2019. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022. She will be missed by all.

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    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Linda Barker

July 25, 2020

Maryann was my best friend in high school and I have many wonderful memories. Each year I was fortunate to go with her and her family to their lake home. What fun we had for the month of July. So many thing's I could list. Maryann was my maid of honor and I was hers. Maryann taught me to drive in her VW. I am so sorry she is gone but I no she is in a better place with her love ones. RIP my friend 🙏🙏🙏

Sherri Vanschaick

July 25, 2020

Maryann was a loving wife who provided my brother Tom with the best and most fulfilling years of his life. She opened her heart and Tom got to share her family including a wonderful relationship with her grandchildren who also became his. I was always amazed how Maryann was such a kid magnet, any child who walked into a room she was in was drawn in and made to feel like they were the most important and special individual in the world.

Berit Nimmervoll

July 25, 2020

My grandma was truly meant to be a grandma. No matter what, she always put me, my brother, and cousins first. While i grieve the loss of my granny, i find comfort in knowing she is reunited with my grandpa and they can watch over me as a team. The love and bond you have with a grandma is irreplaceable. I will appreciate you, and cherish you until the day i meet you again. I cant wait to have a tea party with you in heaven. I love you to heaven and back.

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