1928 ~ 2004


- Betty Jean Blakeley Thompson, was born Nov. 25, 1928 in Ogden, Utah, and passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 of natural causes.

She was the daughter of Robert G. and Elsie Jean Wilson Blakeley. Betty was educated in the Ogden schools including the old Mound Fort Elementary and Ogden High School. She attended Weber College where she earned an associate of science degree in home economics.

Betty met and married I. Verl Thompson on March 11, 1954. There were four daughters born to this union. Betty had a special love for each one of the members of her family.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many callings. Her greatest love was doing genealogy research and helping others. She served in the Ogden Family History Center for many years where she was able to help many people find their ancestors.

Surviving are her husband, I. Verl Thompson and four daughters, Susan T. (Greg) Bingham, West Jordan; Jean T. (Douglas) Harding, Roy; Connie T. (Kevin) Krause, West Point; Mary T. (Wade) Owen, North Ogden; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Also surviving are her brothers, Robert W. Blakeley, Ray G. Blakeley and Grant W. Blakeley. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Burch Creek 8th Ward Chapel, 5774 South 1300 East, Ogden, Utah.

A viewing will be held at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Wed., February 11, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday at the Ward Chapel from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Boulevard.

Please email condolences to the family at lom@lindquistmortuary.com