Carol E. 'Betty' Thompson, homemaker

February 24, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Carol E. "Betty" Thompson, a homemaker and avid bridge player and golfer, died of pulmonary fibrosis Feb. 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 80.

Carol Elizabeth Brown, the daughter of a shipyard manager and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park.

After graduating from Girls' Latin School, she attended the University of Alabama for several years and worked as a clerk before her marriage in 1952 to William Edward Thompson III.

The longtime Ruxton resident returned to college and earned her bachelor's degree, graduating cum laude in 2005 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, where she enjoyed playing bridge and golfing as a member of the 9-Hole Women's Group.

Mrs. Thompson was a longtime member of Ascension Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and several Bible study groups.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at her church, 7601 York Road in Towson.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, a retired food broker; three sons, William E. Thompson IV, J. Scott Thompson and Robert C. Thompson, all of Rodgers Forge; two daughters, Hilary T. Harrington of Lutherville and Diane T. Knipp of Monkton; a brother, Hadley "Butch" Fairfield Brown of Winterville, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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