Private funeral services for 86-year old Mrs. Gloria Beth Thompson will be held at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Thompson passed away Friday, August 6, 2010 at her home under the care of Hospice. Burial will be in the Foxwood Mausoleum, Ogdensburg. Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.
Survivors include her husband, Bower A. Thompson of Hannawa Falls, a son, Donald and Pietrena Thompson of Hannawa Falls; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Gribetz of Salisbury, NC; two grand daughters, Jessica and Jeffery Peek of Pennington, NJ and Kristin and Christopher Repice of Camillus, NY. Mrs. Thompson is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Alex Peek, Gabriella Peek and Emma Repice. She was pre-deceased by six brothers and one sister.
Gloria was born September 3, 1923 in New York, the daughter of Dwight and Annie (Emigh) Peterson. She graduated from Potsdam High School in 1941. She married Bower on September 3, 1943 in Potsdam.
Gloria was active in the Eastern Star of Potsdam, having recently received her 54-year membership pin. She was also a member of the Potsdam Baptist Church.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 U. S. Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.