Janet Lenore Thompson
March 22, 2021
Janet Lenore Thompson, 73, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, passed away March 22, 2021 at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon after bravely facing a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Janet loved and served her community all her life. She studied the Bible daily and taught it to others through her daily actions, attentive listening, and wise counsel. She enjoyed learning about God's love in Bible Study Fellowship, and taught Sunday School for years at Trinity Lutheran Church. She immersed herself in motherhood, supporting her children full-time along with their friends, classmates, and teammates. She fostered relationships as a welcoming hostess and took pride in baking, cooking, and sharing with others. Whether she was spending time with her friends or caring for those in need, she did it with joy and a fresh coat of lipstick. Janet frequently wrote thoughtful notes of thanks and encouragement, and her annual Christmas card was written in rhyming couplets. She loved the outdoors, gardening, the river, flowers, birds, skiing, hiking, art, books, and music. Janet's heart was joyous, and her infectious laughter and smile warmed the hearts of all in her sphere.
Janet was born June 2, 1947 in Portland, Oregon, to Carl and Lena (Overlund) Froude and graduated from Tigard High School. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon School of Nursing (OHSU), and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Michael Thompson, and her mother and father, Lena and Carl Froude.
Janet is survived by her sister Karen Hall; brother Craig Froude & wife Stephanie; son Ryan Thompson & wife Amy; daughter Sarah Riznyk & husband Nicholas; son Sam Thompson & wife Rosalie; grandchildren Morgan, Sophia, Emma, Jacob, Noa, Hannah, Jack, and Madeline. And many other dear family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, Oregon, on June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. Due to the Covid pandemic, in-person attendance is limited to invitation only. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please send a request to: 2021MemorialJanetThompson@gmail.com.
A private interment of ashes will be held at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Community Kitchen, 675 S. 7th St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (email@example.com) or the Cottage Grove Community Sharing Program (communitysharing.org
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