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Ida F. Thompson ”Tommie” Dunn
01/21/1909 — 06/30/2001
From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Meredith, New Hampshire
Ida F. Thompson ”Tommie” Dunn
Ida F. Thompson Tommie Dunn passed away, June 30, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pasco, Washington. She was born to Frank and Eva Thompson in Meredith, New Hampshire on January 21, 1909.
She was preceded on death by her parents, her brother Harold and sister-in-law Shirley, and husband of 46 years, Kelsey Dunn.
Ida is survived by nephews Harold Thompson and wife Ellie of Gilford, New Hampshire, Doug Thompson and wife Florence of Hookset, New Hampshire, sister-in-law Marge Christiansen of Pasco, Washington, brother-in-law Maynard Dunn of Pasco, Washington, brother-in-law Jerome Dunn and wife Rose of Richland, Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tommie attended schools in Laconica, New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from nursing school in 1935. She was employed in various nursing capacities on the east coast until joining the U.S. Army Nurse Corps on June 1, 1943. She served 5 ½ years and retired as a Captain. She left the Army and worked for G.E. at Hanford as an Occupational Nurse until 1952.
She met Kelsey Dunn at Hanford and they married on June 29, 1951. In 1952 they embarked on an adventure that would, over the years, take them to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Jamaica, West Indies, New Orleans and finally to Little Rock, Arkansas. They bought a refrigeration/air conditioning business, which they operated until retirement in 1974. They returned to the Tri-Cities in 1995. During theses years Tommie was a housewife and worked as a volunteer nurse in the various cities where they lived. The family would like to thank the staff of Beverly Healthcare especially Carol Aclenbough and Marlene Howard for the care they provided to Tommie. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Pasco, Washington
Graveside services will be held Tuesday July 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Richland, Washington. The Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post 7952 of Richland, Washington will provide military Services.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Charity of your choice.
Dear Aunt Ida,
I want you to know you will never be forgotten. I remember so much about you from my youth. I remember your hugs, your voice, your laugh and your whistle. I remember how you used to tell me what was right and what was wrong. You were to me proud, strong and never, never wrong about anything. I wish I could share with you all of our work on our family history. You were so proud of our family and always talked of “Poppa” and your mother who I never knew. No matter where you were you kept in close touch with Dad over all those years and I know that pleased him very much. I am glad and proud to have shared life with you.
With all of my love,