Mar 262014

Esther Mae Thompson, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Winslow. Funeral services were held March 24 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel in Winslow. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery in Winslow. Pallbearers were Eli Dick, Elliott Dick, John Willie, Alvin Todacheenie, Avery Thompson and Patrick Thompson.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1931, to Joe and Bessie Julian in Pueblo Pintado, NM. She was of the Salt Clan born for the Naakai Dine é.
Esther was a loving mother, who always worked to support her family. She also helped raise her grandchildren. She liked to read a lot, do word search, play solitaire and crochet.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Thompson Jr. of Leupp, Loretta “Dixie” Thompson of Leupp, Arnold Joe Thompson of Tolani Lake and Tina Todacheenie of Winslow; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Thompson Sr.; and a daughter, Verna “Pinky” Thompson.