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Harriette Elizabeth ((DeWeese)) Thomson

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Harriette Elizabeth ((DeWeese)) Thomson Obituary
THOMSON, HARRIETTE ELIZABETH (DeWeese); passed away peacefully October 30, 2013, in Sonoma, CA. She was born March 9, 1917 , in Corydon, IN, to Arville Otis DeWeese, M.D., and Vergie Coral Jenkins. She was a graduate of Kent State University grade school and high school, where she was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1935. She attended Kent State University for two years, and then she attended University of Michigan, where she graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master Degree in English Literature. She was head of the English Department at Milford High School, in Milford, MI. She later was a Substitute Teacher at Riverview High School, in Riverview, MI, and taught English at Wayne County Community College. On June 29, 1941, she married Daniel Connell Thomson, M.D. During the war years, they moved 23 times. After her husband completed his residency in surgery at Ann Arbor University Hospital, they moved to Grosse Ile, MI. They lived there until 1983, when they moved to Oakmont in Santa Rosa, CA. Mrs. Thomson was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and dear friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Connell Thomson, M.D.; infant, daughter, Nancy Ann Thomson; infant son, James Allan Thomson; two brothers, Byrne DeWeese and Marion "Bill" DeWeese, M.D. She is survived by son, Daniel DeWeese Thomson, M.D. (Ruth Ann) of Anchorage, Alaska and twins, Elizabeth Ann Thomson Tracer of Huntington Beach, CA, and Steven Allan Thomson, of Adrian, MI; grandson, Matthew DeWeese Tracer (Kelly Ann) of Windsor, CO; and great grandchildren, Blake Liam Tracer and Bailey Elizabeth Tracer, both of Windsor; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Mrs. Thomson's Life will be held at a later date in Colorado.
Published in Heritage on Nov. 29, 2013
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