July 7, 1925 - January 26, 2021
of Springfield, VA, departed this life Tuesday, January 26th, 2021. Born July 7th, 1925, in Inkster, ND, she was a graduate of (then) Jamestown College (’47) and (then) Western Reserve School of Nursing (’50). Betty proudly served as a public health nurse in Washington, DC and later for 23 years in Arlington, VA while rearing six children. She was an active member of the Church of the Savior in Washington, DC, Clarendon U.M.C, in Arlington, VA, and National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, where she served as deacon. Her interests included taking photographs, engaging in religious study, traveling the great United States and abroad, baking bread, preparing countless wonderful meals, ministering to internationals, participating in her decades-long ecumenical discussion group, exploring her strong Scottish heritage, and caring for her extended family. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Kingsley Prentiss Thompson, of 63 years. She is survived by her six devoted children Lydia Ann Rice of Rockville, MD; David Muir Thompson (Julia) of Crozet, VA; Peter Murray Thompson (Geraldine Schultz) of Glendale, CA; Timothy Guy Thompson (Susan) of Charlotte, NC; Martha Prentiss Thompson of Arlington, VA; and Priscilla Jean Mika (Timothy) of Houston, TX; fourteen cherished grandchildren; and thirteen adored great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by treasured parents Guy Fair Muir and Harriet Ann (Murray) Muir; and dearly missed son-in-law Donald R. Rice, grandson Douglas Paul Mika, and great-grandson Jacob Kingsley Savage. Visitation will take place on February 8th, 2021, 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315. A celebration of her life will be held there on February 9th, 2021, at 11 AM. Pre service music and livestreaming will begin at 10:30 AM. Graveside services will follow at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA, at 12:30 PM. Streaming of the graveside service can be found at: https://zoom.us/rec/share/249GizPsywlHbetCgKVPPZja-I4t-BRiuwy-uD706tcIo0wdIE9xQ-lxhQSsK7mY.X9pZwZjvUa5mUQr3 Passcode: S4uK#UHQ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the nursing program at the University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND (https://www.uj.edu).
of Springfield, VA, departed this life Tuesday, January 26th, 2021. Born July 7th, 1925, in Inkster, ND, she was a graduate of (then) Jamestown College (’47) and (then) Western Reserve School of Nursing (’50). Betty proudly served... View Obituary & Service Information
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