Kaylie Brooke Thompson 1991-2013
Kaylie Brooke Thompson, aged 21, a student at Arizona State University
, died May 2, 2013, surrounded by her family and many friends. Kaylie was born in Austin, Texas, June 11, 1991 to Andy and Nancy (Barnes) Thompson. She graduated from Bowie High School where she was a cheerleader and was granted her degree from ASU's College of Sustainability where she made the Dean's List. She is survived by her parents Andy Thompson of Austin and Nancy Thompson of Austin; her brother, Taylor Thompson of Charleston, SC; her step-mother Lori Thompson; grandmothers, Thelma Barnes and Mary Thompson; aunts Debbie (Don) Dietrick, Diane (Clay) Stolte, Sandy (Andy) Blair, Patty Barnes, Mimi (Ernest) Fields; uncle Stan (Edna) Barnes; cousins Tiffany Williams, Craig Inglet, Drew Blair, Justin Brooks, Ryan Hencke, Staci Gahm, and Jennifer Miller; many friends; and pets Bailey and Colt. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Joe Barnes in 1980 and Noah Thompson in 1996. The family expresses their gratitude to Kaylie's many friends who visited the hospital and demonstrated their love and caring of Kaylie so frequently and in so many ways. It was a comfort to know that Kaylie had such great friends. We also are grateful to the wonderful and caring ICU nurses and staff at the Scottsdale Osborn Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. Not only did they care for Kaylie but they were supportive and compassionate with Kaylie's family and friends. Kaylie loved animals, especially dogs and cats, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702 or www.friendsofaustinanimalcenter.com
. Kaylie, we love you and miss you, but your loving spirit and dazzling smile will live in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life will be held May 19 at 4PM at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, 2312 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX.