Valley Presbyterian Church
6947 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Linda Jo Thompson

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Linda Jo Thompson

Phoenix - Linda Jo Thompson, age 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Sherman Home Hospice in Phoenix. She was born June 16, 1947, in Wahoo, Nebraska, to Martin and Martha (Trutna) Erickson. Linda married Ben Thompson on October 2, 1976. The couple lived in Paradise Valley until Ben's death in August, 1999. She was a 1965 graduate of Wahoo High School, graduated from John F. Kennedy College (Wahoo), and received her master's degree at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff). She was a devoted teacher for 45 years, well loved by students, parents, and fellow teachers. In 2002 at a college reunion, Linda met her life partner, Larry Rumage. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepson Ben Thompson, Jr., and stepgrandson Thomas. Left to honor Linda and remember her love are her brother, Martin; nephew, Justin; life partner, Larry; stepdaughter, Kaylee (Ed); stepgrandchildren, Heather, Kim, Hanna, and Philip, and several cousins and their families. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, with Reverend David Joynt officiating. Interment will take place at Valley Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden, in Paradise Valley, at 12:30 p.m. A reception luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Linda's name to the .
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 16, 2018
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