The Lusk Herald
June 4, 1981
Velma Geneva Thompson
Services for Velma Geneva Thompson, former area resident and owner of the Niobrara Roping Arena, were held at Straub's Memorial Chapel in Camas, Wash., Wednesday. Mrs. Thompson died last Thursday, May 28, at Natrona County Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Velma Geneva Barber was born June 5, 1906, at Fisher, Wyo., the daughter of Alice and Edwin Barber. She was reared in Fisher and attended Lusk schools, graduating from Lusk High School in 1923.
On October 19, 1923, she married Cecil M. Thompson of Hot Springs, S.D. They made their home at Lusk for several years before moving to the west coast.
Mr. Thompson died August 1, 1977. Mrs. Thompson recently returned to Lusk where she has been spending her summers. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John (Nora) DeGroote, Hermiston, Ore., Mrs. Steve (Lucinda) Johnson, Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. G. M. (Delores) Reed, Camas, Wash.; one son Cecil D. Thompson, Hermiston; one brother Charles O. Barber, El Cajon, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Columbus Aaron Barber (July 24, 1864 - March 10, 1936)Dana Roy Barber (August 24, 1894 - August 15, 1932)Grace Thompson Intveen (September 16, 1885 - September 18, 1968)Helen Quinn (February 21, 1908 - September 4, 1967)Virgil A. Quinn (January 20, 1905 - May 20, 1982)William A. Street (August 13, 1934 - January 23, 1990)William Banton Street (February 18, 1893 - April 3, 1959)Cecil Marcus Thompson (March 14, 1895 - August 1, 1977)Ralph Deloss Thompson (March 1, 1874 - June 25, 1948)
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