Margaret Marie Thompson, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 1990 at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, California.
Born July 19, 1898 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Thomas Thompson and Rosella Marie Porter Thompson. She attended high school at the Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant from 1913-1917 and later attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah, Utah State University, and the Gramercy Park Training School in New York City. She taught elementary school in Indianola for a short time and was a cornerstone of the Wasatch Academy, serving as a dedicated teacher and principal from 1924-1945 and librarian from 1945-1963. She lived in Salt Lake from her retirement in 1963 until 1981. She was an active leader in the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a missionary from 1924 until her death. She resided in Westminster Gardens, a residence for retired ministers and missionaries from the Presbyterian Church, in Duarte, California from 1981 until her death.She was an avid scholar and traveler with a lifelong appreciation for history and the arts. Among her many community activities, she reviewed books for the Literary and Classic Clubs, and had a special interest in the history and culture of the American West.
She is survived by a nephew, Stephen Charles Jacobsen in Salt Lake, and a niece, Charlyn Jacobsen Dalebout of Great Falls, Virginia.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, 12 North C Street. Friends are invited.
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