Lorraine Charlotte Thompson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 10, 1918 to Selma and Albert Dahl. She attended high school and McPhail College of Music in Minneapolis.
Music was very important to her all her life. At 12 years old she was playing the piano in church and singing in the adult choir. She played the piano, the organ, and sang in various choirs. Lorraine ushered one season for the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and sang in the opera “Carmen” with the St. Paul Opera Company.
She was married to the Reverend Roy C. Thompson on May 15, 1951. Two sons were born to them in Mora, Minnesota, John Gregory and Roy David. After retirement in 1970 the entire family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. After ten years in the Fort Collins and Loveland area, Roy and Lorraine moved to Apache Junction, Arizona. They were both avid hikers and climbed mountains in Colorado and Arizona—even to the bottom of the Grand Canyon more than one time.
Roy passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 23, 1999.
In 2001 John and Dave moved Lorraine back to Loveland. She resided at Good Samaritan Village. Here she remained active playing the piano, teaching water aerobics, involved in the Low Vision support group, and serving on the Independent Advisory Board—all this in spite of being legally blind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister and both brothers. She is survived by her two sons, John and David and daughter-in-law Joanna, and one granddaughter Juliet, one grandson Joshua and one sister Rosabelle Jacobson of Big Fork, Minnesota. She also has 2 great grandsons, 1 great granddaughter, 4 step granddaughters, 7 step great grandchildren, 4 step great, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has been completed. Private inurnment will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Ft. Collins.