BETTE THOMPSONBette Thompson, 92, lifelong resident of Buhl passed away on Saturday Feb.
Bette Thompson, 92, lifelong resident of Buhl passed away on Saturday Feb. 25, 2012 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl
Bette was born on April 30, 1919 to Mane "Mike" and Yelena (Hydukovich) Smilanich in Buhl.
She grew up in Buhl and graduated from Martin Hughes High School. She married Willard E. Thompson on Aug. 14, 1948 at St. Basil (Vasilije of Ostrog) Serbian Orthodox Church. Bette worked as a postal clerk in Buhl for 15 years, was a member of the Buhl-Kinney Serbian Sisters Circle, and was very proud of her Serbian Heritage.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willard; two brothers Mike and Peter, three sisters Mary, Sophie, and Rose.
She is survived by two sons, Mike (Deborah) Thompson of Braham, Minn., and William (Eileen) Thompson of Woodbury, Minn.; two grandsons Clint (Sharon) Thompson, Brett Thompson; great-grandchild Dana; brother George (Mary Jane) Smilanich of Hibbing, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staffs at the Virginia Regional Medical Center and Cornerstone Villa for the outstanding care that Bette received.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 in St. Basil (Vasilije of Ostrog) Serbian Orthodox Church in Chisholm with visitation one hour prior. The Very Rev. Bogdan Zjalic will be officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Buhl. Memorials are preferred to the St. Basil (Vasilije of Ostrog) Serbian Orthodox Church.
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