W. Jean Thomson

Died: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018


Graveside Service

1:30 PM Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: Skyview Memorial Park


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W. Jean Thomson, 93, of Pendleton passed away on January 24, 2018 at a local care facility. She was born on December 16, 1924 in Washington, Indiana to Rollie and Eula Belle (Parsons) Moren. 

She graduated from Washington High in 1942 and attended Business College in Evansville, Indiana.  Her career with the Oregon State Employment Division began in 1953 in Pendleton, and took her to Salem, Oregon where she retired in 1983. During her retirement she kept busy; serving as the Administrative Assistant with Oregon Games Disability Sports until 1997 when she returned to Pendleton.

She was part of the Emblem Club (served as State President and Supreme President), member of the Peace Lutheran Church, and sang in the church choir. Jean enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, fishing, playing the piano, singing, bingo and loved the Round-up and Happy Canyon. 

Jean is survived by her children; Richard (Donna) Vogel of Pendleton and Cheryl (Randy) Gore of Wilsonville, Oregon, sister; Margie Butler of Evansville, Indiana, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 4 nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial will be held at Skyview Memorial Park on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM. All friends and family are invited to attend the graveside.

Contributions in Jean Thomson’s memory may be made to Pendleton Hospice in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  

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JoAnn Harle Lear
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come. Enjoy the fond memories that yoy have. JoAnn and Fred Lear, Alison Layfield, and Lindsay Orem

CDR Robert & Mary Parsons , USN, ret.
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
We are first cousins , sorry to say we did not get to visit more as we live in Pensacola, Fl. However, I always admired what she accomplished and our love pours out to the family. God bless you all. Gone but not forgotten. Love, Bob and Mary Jo.

Ron Bates & Family
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
The Bates family extends it's sincere condolences to Jeans family. Our Dad was one of Jean's table mates at McKay Creek Estates. He enjoyed their visits at meal time and bingo as well. They had both worked for the Employment service and had stories to share. Debbie had served on the Credit Union board and enjoyed visiting. I (Ron) enjoyed teasing Jean and making her blush. Dad had a great story about Jean, he said once at dinner she spilled a little something on her blouse and before she knew it she blurted out, Damn it! Everybody at the table had a chuckle... Dad shared that story with me and so I made sure I teased her about her "potty mouth" ...she always blushed. Marge had dinner Friday nights at McKay had many nice visits with Jean as well.
Jean was a proud lady , always dressed for the day. We all enjoyed her company.
May your memories bring you comfort..

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