Eula Mae Thompson, 91, of Prairie City passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Blue Mountain Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Driskill Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike Harvey of Grace Chapel in Prairie City officiating.
Thompson was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Altoona, Kansas, to Ervin and Allie (Carver) Harrington. As a young child, Thompson, her parents and her three sisters moved to Oregon, settling in Pleasant Valley. Her family eventually moved to Haines, where Ervin worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.
Thompson attended school in Haines and later graduated from Baker High School. Following graduation, she went to work in the Bates Hotel in Bates, where she met Beresferd Thompson. The couple married on Aug. 10, 1946. They remained in Bates, raising their two children Teddy and Roberta. Following the closure of the Edward Hines Lumber Mill in Bates, the couple moved to Prairie City where they spent the remainder of their lives.
She was a member of the Bates Women’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary, the Methodist Church and a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her son Teddy Thompson and wife, Fonda, of Prairie City; daughter Roberta Hutchens and husband, Kent, of Creswell; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister Helen Bogart of Victoria, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; three sisters, Irene, Valoria and Elaine; and a nephew, Sherman Cairns.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
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