Long time Sac City resident, Virginia Thompson, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at age 87, in Salinas, CA, where she had been residing with her daughter, Lucinda, since last Christmas. Virginia May Tackett was born September 23, 1931, to parents William and Dessie (Gilstrap) Tackett in Milwaukee, WI. Virginia’s family resided in Estherville, IA. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
The marriage of Virginia and Edwin Thompson created a large blended family. She is survived by Edwina (Derald) Gardner, Geraldine (Jim) Crawmer, Raymond Johnson, Lucinda (Charles) Soria, Kebin Thompson, Shahn Thompson, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and by her sister, Donna Caviness, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, as well as many extended family members and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin, children Melvin Thompson, Renee Thompson (Hoss), Sherene Thompson and her siblings Paul, Jim, Bob and Marylou.
Virginia achieved a long-time dream when she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. As a Registered Nurse she worked as an Emergency Room and Psychiatric Ward nurse, as well as the Director of Nursing at Beverly Manor in Bakersfield, California. However, she preferred to care for newborns and their mothers.
Virginia enjoyed Grisham novels, all the animals that she cared for over the years, especially “Mizzy” and spending time in church with her friends and neighbors.
10:30 a.m., Saturday,
October 20, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa