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09/07/1913 — 11/29/2007
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Olyphant, PA
Mary Thompson passed away peacefully at the age of 94 with family at her side. Mary was born in Olyphant, PA on September 7, 1913 to Matrona and Kyril Skrobak. She lived in Richland, WA. from 1955 until her death. Mary was proud to be the first from her family born in America, and was proud of her Ukrainian heritage.
Mary left Olyphant at age 15 to pursue her modeling career in New York. She became a top fashion model and with her accomplished singing voice was scheduled to open at Radio City Music Hall on its opening night. While in Manhattan. Mary was at ease in the company of all she met; and instilled that value in her children. Mary never met a stranger, and as a result, was loved by all whom she touched. Mary would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need, and took care of all who passed through her door. Her philosophy was that as long as she kept giving, she would have enough to give.
Mary is survived by her daughter Roberta Faust and grandson; Brent Harvey and his wife Vilma of Kansas City MO.; her daughter Kathy Thompson; son Robert Thompson and his wife Trish; and grandchildren Mecque, Laurel, Hailey and Robert Thompson of Richland.
Mary was loved and cared for in her later years by Julia and Olga Synyuk who were like family to her and were always there for her. Mary's family would also like to thank the staff at Richland Rehabilitation Center. Also Denise Lawson, and neighbor, Patty DeBrine for their hours of support for Mary and her family. Services will be held Monday December 3, 2007 at Einans Funeral Home in Richland, WA. at 2:00 PM. A Celebration of her life will follow immediately after.
I’d like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Bob, Trish, and their family and Kathy too.
Mary was a great gal who ALWAYS made you feel comfortable around her and her family.
Some of the best times of my life were spent playing wiffle ball with Bob and Frank Boasen in the Thompson’s back yard. Mary made a mean goulash in those days and I know she passed her love of family, good food, and good times to her son.
I was blessed to spend a lot of time with Mary and loved every minute.
Bob, Trish, Kathy and family – I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary.
She was a great lady, and I know she was very proud of her kids.
I had the opportunity to see Mary at SeaFirst Bank on a regular basis. I can still see her purposefully striding into the bank to take care of her business, always with a big “Hello Doug!” to me.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We can empathize with the loss of a loving mother who mostly giuded you into the Matured woman you are.
We give you our utmost Condolences and Love during this void in your life.
Mom was more than I will ever know!! In death, you see one’s true person****
I am sooooo blessed to have her as Robert’s and my mother!!
Mary was a very special person, loved by those who knew her. Lord Bless her family and be with them in their time of loss.