Norma Alys Thompson

1940 - 2006


A Celebration of Life for Lander resident Norma A. Thompson is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Faith Lutheran Church in Lander, with the Rev. Tim Sersen officiating.

Ms. Thompson died at her home on Thursday, July 6, 2006. She was 66.

Cremation has taken place.

Norma was born June 19, 1940 in Denver, Colorado to Harold C. Thompson Sr. and Doris M. (Wilson) Thompson.

She attended Westminster Grade School until 1947 when the family moved into Denver. She graduated from North Denver High School in June 1958.

In high school, she was a member of Valkaries Pep Club, Rainbow Girls, and Girl Scouts of America. She was an active member of the North High School Journalism Club and was the editor of the North Star school newspaper in her senior year

Ms. Thompson went on to pursue both professional journalism and the finer points of professional photography. She earned professional awards in journalism and especially in photography. She was a retired member of the Wyoming Professional Photographers Assn.

Norma A. Thompson

On July 3, 1958 she married Clifford A. Martin. They were blessed with three children during their marriage

Her family said Ms. Thompson enjoyed many hobbies including genealogy and family history.

She was a member of the Riverton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lander Wyoming for many years

Ms. Thompson is survived by her daughter Mary and Mary's husband Scott Palmer of Lander, her son Richard of Lake Havasu, Arizona, granddaughters Ally Palmer of Lander and Laura Martin of Norman, Oklahoma, grandsons Dana Palmer of Lander, Sean Martin and Troy Martin of Grand Junction, Colorado, and a great grandson, Taler Martin of Norman, Oklahoma; her sister, Mary Thompson Saban of Texas; nephews Ray Thompson of Colorado, Dean Parker of Wyoming and Dave Parker of Colorado; a niece Jodi Orosco of Texas; as well as several great nieces and a great great nephew.

She will be missed by many more in the family and among her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth; her parents; her brother, Harold C. Thompson Jr; her grandparents, a niece Cheryl Henderson and a nephew Bill Thompson.

Memorials may be made to the Care and Share Food Bank, in care of Faith Lutheran Church, PO Box 1101, Lander, WY 82520.

Written by Mary Thompson Saban and published (with editing) in both the Riverton Ranger and the Lander Journal.

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