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Jan 5, 1930- Dec 27, 2013
On December 27, 2013, Dorothy Jean Gray Van Dyck Thompson was called home to her heavenly father. She was born in Ogden, Utah to loving parents, Dorothy "Dolly" Rinebarger and George Ernest Gray on January 5th, 1930.
Before Jean was five years old, her family had moved to Southern California where she grew up.
Working from the time she was in her teens at various occupations, she eventually settled into a career of 25 years with the Safeway Corporation where she remained a faithful and valued employee until her retirement in 1986.
In 1950 Jean married Solon "Tommy" Thompson. She moved to Colorado following their divorce two years later.
Jean married Leon Van Dyck in 1965. Their daughter Sandy arrived shortly after. Leon passed away in 1981. Seven years later Jean re-married Tommy Thompson in 1988. He passed away in March, 2013.
Jean was a member of the Little Chapel of the Hills in Divide. She resided at the Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs for three years prior to her passing. Her family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff at SolAmor Hospice of Colorado Springs for their kindness and exceptional care.
Being a dedicated Christian lady, Jean greatly desired her family and friends to know the love of God. His character was easily seen in the life she led, the way she loved and her dedication to her family.
Preceded in death by her parents, brother, husband Leon Van Dyck and husband Tommy Thompson, Jean is survived by her daughter, Sandy Doran and family, husband, Robert and children, Luke, Levi, Jesse, Allie and Josiah, AK, stepdaughter, Toni Rhodes, CA, nieces, Lora (Jim) Jaquette, AZ, Belinda Gray (Nick) , CA, nephew, Sean (Faye) Gray, CA, three grandnieces and one grandnephew.
Services were held at Little Chapel of the Hills in Divide.
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Feb. 6 to Mar. 5, 2014