Wanda Knight Thompson
Wanda K. Thompson
ROY - Wanda K. Thompson, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2003 surrounded by her family. She was born December 17, 1919 to Horace A. and Mary MacFarland Knight and grew up in Plain City Utah.
On April 13, 1938, she married Norman M. Thompson. They raised their five daughters, Kay, Kit Ann, Sue and Jil in Warren, Utah. It was there they also started the first of many business ventures that would later take them to Nevada, Idaho, California and Alaska.
Norman and Wanda moved back to Utah in the spring of 2000. Norman passed away on December 13, 2001.
Wanda served 25 years in the LDS Primary, including over 15 years service in the North Weber Stake Primary Presidency. She was active in the MIA, the Relief Society and LDS Sunday School. She held leadership positions in the PTA, including service as Wahlquist Junior High PTA President where she was successful in getting Union Pacific railroad to install electronic crossing signals for the safety of the students. She was also instrumental in establishing the first northern Utah March of Dimes office.
As a child, Wanda loved reading and would often spend hours with a book when her chores of tending chickens and cutting asparagus were done. As a young person, she always looked forward to Saturday matinee movies and even as an adult, loved going to the movies or watching them on television. After her marriage, she gave countless hours to keeping her home immaculate. From flowers to furnishings, she enjoyed making home a place of beauty.
Wanda's greatest love was her family. She worked to be sure her children had what they needed for school, music and dance lessons and their various other activities. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling great distances in her later years to be with them.
In addition to her daughters Wanda is survived by sons-in-law Ronald Greenwell, Al Parrish Robert Hull and David Bezanson 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grand-children, her sisters and brothers Joyce East, Shirley Wade Favero Thayne Knight, Blake Knight and an uncle Wallace Knight.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. at the Plain City Stake Center, 4630 West 2150 North in Plain City.
Friends and family may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary 3408 Washington Blvd., on Friday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the services at the Plain City Stake Center, on Saturday, August 30 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be at the Plain City Cemetery.