Alice E. Thompson
June 13, 2020
Alice (Hertzler) Thompson, who has been such a big part of our lives over the past several years, passed away on June 13, 2020. She was born at Culpepper, Virginia on January 9, 1921 to Joe and Vyrle (Hite) Hertzler and later moved to Lodge Grass, Montana after the death of her father.
After graduating from Sheridan High School in WY, she attended Nebraska Wesleyans University and then went on to earn degrees from Colorado State College and Eastern Montana College. She taught in Colorado and then at Broadwater, Rimrock and Rocky Elementary Schools in Billings, MT.
After early retirement she was a volunteer teacher at Red Bird Mission in Eastern Kentucky, Returning to Billings, she worked in Christian education at First United Methodist Church.
She was married to Martine Thompson and was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, and her cousin Frances (Hertzler) Preston.
Her surviving family members include; cousins, Betty Ferguson of Forsyth, Montana; Lonita (Prather) Costello; Lynn Prather and wife Betty; Timothy Prather and wife Judy, and Penne (Prather) Johnson, and husband Wesley.
She was sharp as a tack and strong-willed and lived independently until her death. She was an inspiration to her family and many friends. She will be missed.
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