Ada E. Thompson, 94, of Harlowton, Montana passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, September 29, 2013. She was born on October 4, 1918 in Wellsville, Utah the oldest daughter of John Henry Walton and Nora Mae Green Walton. She eloped at 18 and married Mervin T. Thompson in Bozeman, Montana.
She received her schooling in Harlowton and later in life in nursing school in Lewistown. Ada worked most of her life in numerous jobs including retail sales, waitressing, sewing for others and nursing. Ada has lived in Wellsville, Utah; Pocatello, Idaho; Lewistown, Montana; Bremerton, Washington; Judith Gap, Montana; Deer Lodge, Montana; and Harlowton, Montana.
Ada loved to travel. Some of the places she has been include Canada, Hawaii, Turkey, Greece, and all over the United States. Other things she loved to do were sewing, embroidery, quilting, reading, cooking, word find puzzles, visiting with people and most of all she loved spending time with family.
She is survived by daughters, Evelyn Joyce Kemmer (Marx) of Missoula and Elizabeth June Vodall of Harlowton; sisters Pearl Ahlstrom of Manti, Utah and Grace Hovey of Salt Lake City, Utah; 6 grandchildren, Crystal, Laura, Colleen, Theresa, Marx T. and Ross; 7 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband Mervin of 56 years, parents John and Nora Mae, brother Earl, sisters Beth and Edith, great grandsons Brian and Christopher.
Services are Friday, October 4 at 2 p.m. at the Perkins Funeral Home, Harlowton, burial at the Harlowton Cemetery and fellowship at the LDS Church, 820 Pritchard Ave. NW in Harlowton. The Perkins Funeral Home is
assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the Wheatland Memorial Healthcare or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036.
Ada touched the lives of many with her love and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all.