Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1931 – 2014
Mary Elizabeth Thompson


Mary Elizabeth Thompson (Griffith) was born on October 13, 1931, at Salmon, ID. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2014, while residing at Lakeland Apartments in Perham, MN, her home for the last 16 years.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Thompson; her parents, Clara and William Griffith; three brothers; and a sister. She is survived by: her sister, Margie (Harley) Hacker (Fort Benton); a brother, James Griffith (British Columbia, Canada); three daughters, Susan Bianchi (Minneapolis), Connie Thompson (Belgrade) and Patti (Larry) Refsland (Hackensack, MN); eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mary attended Western Montana College after graduating from Beaverhead County High School in 1949. Along with her sister, Margie, and her mother, Clara Griffith, she helped found the Assembly of God church in Dillon. Mary enjoyed playing the piano, doing word games and crossword puzzles and writing cards and letters to her family. She was an avid reader and has a complete collection of cups from the Perham Public Library’s annual Hot Reads promotion to prove it. Her family and church friends will dearly miss her prayers and support.

The service commemorating her life will be held at Hosanna Ministries Church at 150 6th Ave SW, Perham, MN, Thursday at 1 p.m. A reception will be hosted by Northwoods Assembly of God Church following the internment.