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THOMPSON, Kathy Beidleman, passed away peacefully at home in Richmond, Va., on May 14, 2013. She is survived by her loving son, Daniel Thompson of Richmond; stepson, Ben (Debbie) Whitney of Wilmington, N.C.; mother, Statia M. Beidleman of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, William (Robin) Beidleman of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Anne (Dennis) Yniguez of Berkeley, Calif.; niece, Pamela (Brian) King of Madison, Miss.; nephew, Matthew Beidleman of Birmingham, Ala.; and by many loving cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Thompson; and her father, Dr. Barkley Beidleman. Ms. Thompson was born on June 4, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pa. and grew up in Pensacola, Fla., where she graduated from Pensacola High School. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and her master's at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. She completed the coursework for her Ph.D. at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She was Adjunct Professor Emeritus, School of Continuing Studies, University of Richmond, where she taught anthropology, archaeology and critical thinking. She was a member of the choir at St. Michael's Episcopal Church for many years and was devoted to her choir family. Her family would like to thank the staff and congregation of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, whose unwavering devotion to Kathy and her family will be remembered always. They would also like to express their appreciation to her caregivers. A memorial service will be held May 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane, Bon Air, Va. 23235, followed by a reception at the church. If one wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church or the .

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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