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Betty Lee (Johnson) Thompson

August 28, 1930 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 89)


Betty Lee Thompson, age 89, of Cambridge, NE, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 8, 2020.  She was born in Cambridge on August 28, 1930, to George Ole and Clara Mary (Spath) Johnson.  Betty graduated from Cambridge High School in 1948.

On December 12, 1948, Betty was united in marriage to Loyd Kenneth Thompson at the Methodist Church parsonage in McCook, NE. Betty worked at the Cambridge Public Schools as a cook for 12 years.  She was later employed by the Heritage Plaza as a cook for 15 years.  Betty was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church for over 70 years. During those years, she was a member of Women’s Fellowship, served as a Sunday School teacher, and held several offices.  Betty volunteered at the Hospital Thrift Shop Auxiliary and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed the hobbies of needle work, acrylic painting and quilting.  Betty loved her family deeply and enjoyed playing cards and board games with her grandkids and great grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Clara Johnson; and sister, Wilma Babb.

Betty is survived by her husband, Loyd of Cambridge; two daughters, Deanna Stecker of McCook, NE and Debbie and husband, Mike Abbott, of Ashland, NE; one son, Kenneth Thompson and husband, Barry Corley, of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with niece, Cheryl and husband, Del Coulson, of Wichita, KS; exchange student, Eero (Tarja) Salojarvi of Helsinki, Finland; and numerous friends.

In keeping with Betty’s wish of cremation, Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge, NE, with Pastor David Kim officiating.  Inurnment will take place at the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge, NE.  Memorials may be addressed in Betty’s name to either the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Cambridge Hospital Auxiliary.  Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenourfh.com.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is entrusted with arrangements.

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Memorial Service
March 14, 2020

10:30 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church (Cambridge)

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