Ethel Viola Thompson Leppert
Ethel Viola Thompson Leppert went to be with her Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the age of 88, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Bridger, Mont., to Charles and Minnie (Miller) Hunter. Ethel was the youngest of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death.
She became the wife of Arthur "Shorty" Thompson on Jan. 29, 1945, in Reno, Nev. They spent their early years together in Northern Oregon and Colorado, enjoying the great outdoors and raising their two daughters before settling in Klamath Falls in 1960. Shorty passed in 1986.
Ethel married Louie Leppert in November 1999. They enjoyed an active social life at the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens' Center, traveling together and watching their family grow. Louie passed away in 2012.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Terry) McGhehey, Susan (Jim) Wesley and Kathleen Pliler; her grandchildren, Jennifer Soloman, Heather (Richard) Rogers, Rebecca (Dan) Marek, Amy Wesley, Anna (Lyle) Deford, Josh (Chelsea) Wesley, Jan Hobbs, and Scott Pliler; and her 19 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind special friends, Rose Smith, Ed and Beryl Daniels, and Cecil and Eleanor Hayes.
Ethel enjoyed dancing and bowling, was an active member of Unity Faith Church, and donated many hours of service to the American Red Cross throughout her life.
She was a gifted cook and recently won first, and will be remembered for her unique sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to High Desert Hospice, the American Red Cross, or a
She was very loved by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Unity Faith Church, 251 Commercial St., Klamath Falls.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-883-3458 is in charge of arrangements.
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