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Virginia Marie Larsen Thompson, age 72, returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father, March 14, 1992 in the Sanpete Valley Hospital.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Born June 15, 1919 in Ephraim, a daughter of Hillary Louis and Carrie Christiansen Larsen. Married Ray Niels Thompson May 15, 1939; later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple July 28, 1955. She served many years in the Relief Society; served two stake missions in the Kearns Utah North Stake, and in other various positions during her life. She worked at the Arms Plant during World War II in Quality Control. Sewed for years for Carlisle Manufacturing, and was a devoted housewife and mother.She spent many hours hunting, fishing and traveling with her husband and family. Her family was the joy of her life.

She is survived by her husband; one son and three daughters, Kenneth Ray (Dixie) Thompson, Orangeville; Mrs. Scott (Susan) Griffith, Salt Lake City; Linda Garland Christensen, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Dan (Tana) Daley, West Valley; 19 grandchildren (two serving in the U.S. Military); and six great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, Afton (Astrid); DeCoy (Francis), both Ephraim; Richard Kenneth (DaLene), Provo; Grace (Hayley) Anderson, Ephraim. Preceded in death by one brother and two sisters, Marlin, Dorthy and Mildred.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., in the Ephraim LDS Stake Center, where friends call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, one and a half hours prior to services. Interment, Ephraim Park Cemetery. Funeral directors, Buchanan Mortuary, Manti.

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