Deb Thompson, age 55, of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at her home near Broken Bow, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Debra June (Anderson) Thompson, most known as Debi or Deb, was born June 16, 1958, weighing in at 4 pounds, having to stay in the hospital until she weighed 5 pounds. Deb was born to Ival and Charlotte (Marshall) Anderson, having two older sisters, later having another sister join the family.
She went to Cumro Country School, later graduating from Ansley High School in 1976.
April 15, 1978, she was married to Herb Thompson. They were married 35 years. They had no children but they loved their pets.
She received Jesus Christ in her early years at Vacation Bible School. She also went to Mason City Bible Camp, and at the time of her death she was attending the Weissert Church.
Deb worked at many places; D & E CafÃ© in Ansley, and later the cafÃ© downtown, Millerâ€™s Locker in Ansley, Jack and Jill at night, did house cleaning and was a Party Light consultant.
In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting afghans, copying recipes down and trying them, and collecting salt and pepper shakers. She also helped her husband work at the mining camp in Dugger, Ind. Deb also did babysitting for a while.
She loved to hunt, so during deer season she would invite people to come and hunt with her. Deb was a member of the Cancer Society, after having cancer herself.
She leaves to mourn, her husband, Herb of Broken Bow; her mother, Charlotte Anderson of Ansley; her sisters, Ladene (Wayne) Hammond of Broken Bow, Louella (Tom) Leggett of Berwyn, and Dottie (Dave) Shoemaker of Gregory, SD; a brother-in-law, Tim Brandt of Mason City; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many dear friends.
Deb was preceded in death by her father, Ival; her grandparents, Leo and Blanche Anderson, and Phillip and Esther Marshall, and her sister Beth Brandt.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Craig Mills officiating. Burial will be in the AnsleyCemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the family.
Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 22, 2013