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  • "She was not only my aunt, but for a while; she was my house..."
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Evelyn Thompson passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018, in Fresno, CA, just shy of her 101st birthday. Evelyn was born on September 13, 1917, in Halfway, MO, to William and Florence Jump. In her youth, she played basketball for Halfway High School where she graduated in 1935. She met her husband, Frank Thompson, at a basketball tournament and they were married on Christmas of 1935. They moved to California and started their family soon after. Evelyn worked at the Motel Fresno before beginning a successful career as an interior decorator for Sears. She was an active member of Calvary Chapel Church, Christian Women's Fellowship, and the American Business Women's Association. The family would like to say special thanks to the staff at Orchard Park; and Hinds Hospice for their care. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thompson; her parents; her sister Dorothy; and sister-in-law Bea. She is survived by her son, Jerry Thompson and his wife Ruth; grandsons, Rick Thompson and his wife Wendy, and Kevin Thompson; great-grandsons, Richard and Nicholas; one great great grandchild Brailynn; and many nieces, nephews, and great friends. Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Tuesday, August, 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Clovis Cemetery. Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
Published in the Fresno Bee on Aug. 12, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home
1525 East Saginaw | Fresno, CA 937044435 | (559) 227-4048
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