Violet Lena Thompson, 91, of Payson, died Oct. 10, 2002.
She was married to Tilden Thompson who preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Kelley of Overgaard; her son, Tom Thompson of Mesa; her "second son," Smoke Kelley; grandchildren, Dave Kelley, Joni de Szendeffy, Dan Thompson, Debbie Jackson, Chris Thompson and Suzanne Smits; great-grandchildren, Kris, David, Kirstie, Shelby, Chesney, Chelsea, Chayton, Brendon, Tyler and Gavin.
A family service was held Oct. 14 with interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to so many who assisted in Mrs. Thompson's care.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice of Payson, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541 or the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1100, Chicago, IL 60611.