Maydee Lois Thompson

maydee thompson
Maydee Lois Thompson, 94, of New Braunfels, TX, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at her home at the Pinnacle at Eden Home. Formerly of Canyon Lake, Texas, Maydee was born on January 16, 1920 in Kinsley, Kansas. She was the daughter of the late Diola F. Woodruff and Marie C. Mathews Woodruff, and was also predeceased by her siblings of Monte Vista, Co; brother Delmer Woodruff, whose B-17 was shot down over Europe during World War II and sister Betty Woodruff Blair. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John R. "Jack" Thompson; her daughter, Janet Lockhart and husband Jon; grandchildren Scott Lockhart and wife Corinne; Jennafer O'Neal and husband Shane, and great grandchildren Catherine, Cambry and Calum O'Neal. Other survivors include a niece, Shari Blair of Colorado Springs, CO and two nephews; L. Ronald Blair and family of Golden, Co. and Robert Blair of Denver CO. Maydee's family moved from Kansas to Monte Vista, Colorado, where she grew up and attended the business school at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. After completing her education, Maydee served her country as a Civil Service Special Assistant to the head of the Army Air Corps in Garden City, Kansas where she met and married Jack, who was a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corp stationed at Garden City training pilots. They were married at the Garden City Army Airfield Chapel on December 14, 1943. Jack's career as airline pilot for Continental Airlines made international travel possible, and they visited Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Mexico. Because of his routes, they lived in El Paso and Hawaii before settling in Camarillo, California where they lived until their move to Canyon Lake, Texas in 1996. During their marriage, Maydee was an active volunteer at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas and after their move to California, participated in the Ventura County Junior League. While in California, she was an avid golfer (recognized for making three Holes in One). She enjoyed playing tennis and bridge; joined the family in ocean sailing and sailboat racing, appreciated 40's music, loved going out for dinner, collecting art pieces, and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jack and Maydee attended church at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church, where Jack served as a Deacon. The family will receive guests at a visitation from 3:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Eden Hill Chapel, located at 631 Lakeview Blvd in New Braunfels. The burial service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with Dr. David Meriwether, pastor of Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church presiding. A memorial service and reception will then be held at 3 pm at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church. The church address is 230 Shepherd Hill Drive, Canyon Lake, TX.

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  1. My sympathy to the family. I never met her but she was my mother’s cousin. My mother was Mary Alice Niles.

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