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Georgia Louise Thompson

September 25, 1930 — December 3, 2016

Georgia Louise Thompson

Georgia Louise Thompson passed away with her children by her side at her home Saturday, December 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Georgia was born September 25, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, to Norval and Josephine Russo Thompson. She grew up in Denver and Leadville, Colorado.  She attended Colorado State University and graduated with degrees in History and Psychology.  During her time at the University she was active in her sorority and was voted “The Sweetheart of the Sigma Chi Fraternity”.

In June of 1954 Georgia married her high school sweetheart, Myron Wood Thompson just a few days after Myron graduated from Veterinary School.  They moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to begin their new life together and for a short time they worked for Dr. Jackson, DVM in Twin Falls before forming a partnership with Dr. Harold E. Hammerquist and opening the Buhl Animal Clinic, which was the center of their lives for almost 50 years.

Georgia was a true animal lover and spent a lot of time on farm calls with Myron, helping to care for all kinds of sick and injured animals.  She was the cheerful and helpful voice answering the business phone and assisting pet owners in need of Myron’s healing hands.

She lived an active lifestyle and enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, golf, travel, and attending sporting events.  She never missed an opportunity to watch her kids in any school or community activities in which they participated. 

Georgia was a strong, intelligent, resourceful woman who was an extraordinary cook and homemaker.  Some of the fondest memories her grandchildren have of her are the great foods she prepared for them in her kitchen.  She also will be remembered for her quick wit and boundless sense of humor that remained with her even through the final days of her life.

After the death of her husband, Georgia moved to Stansbury Park, Utah to be closer to her children and grandchildren.  She quickly came to love the area with the views of the mountains and the Great Salt Lake which she frequently referred to as her “ocean view”.  In this community she formed enduring friendships with her neighbors Bonnie, Kathy & Cory, whom she grew to love deeply.   Thank you ladies for always being there for her.

Heaven has gained another angel and is rejoicing in her return.  It’s comforting to know she is now reunited with her husband, parents, beloved sister and all the animals she loved in her lifetime. She is preceded in death by husband Myron Thompson, her parents, Norval and Josephine Thompson Bonelli, stepfather John Bonelli, and sister Edith Jones.  She is survived by children, Gregg (Denise) Thompson of Erda, Utah, Leslie (Ken) Lellenberg of Richmond, Virginia, along with 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.  They all loved their ‘Grandma T’ very much.  Georgia also leaves behind her dear friend Michael Burkhart of Buhl, Idaho, whom she regarded as part of the family.  Her family wishes to thank all of the dedicated healthcare providers who attended to her with diligence and tenderness during her illness, with special thanks to Dr. David C. Griffin with whom she felt a special bond.

The family invites friends to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Thursday, December 15th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon at 30 Plaza in Stansbury Park, Utah (off Stansbury Parkway).  Following the Celebration of Life a memorial service will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.  Because of  Georgia’s enduring love and dedication to animals; in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Twin Falls Animal Shelter; Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Past Services

Celebration of Life Gathering

Thursday, December 15, 2016

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Nibley 4th Ward LDS Chapel

360 W 3200 S, Nibley, UT 84321

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Memorial Service

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Starts at 2:30 pm

Stansbury Park Improvement District

30 Plaza, Stansbury Park, UT 84074

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