Freda Marie Thompson

1937 - 2013


In Loving Memory

Freda Marie Thompson

April 6, 1937 – December 5, 2013

Walla Walla

Freda Marie Thompson, 76, passed away December

5, 2013, at her home with her brother, Ron;

his wife, Joyce; her son, Bob; and daughter-in-law,

Debby, at her side.

Freda was born April 6, 1937, in Prague, Oklahoma,

to Porter and Lillie (Clinkenbeard) Carter. She

moved to this area in 1962

from Ayer, Washington. On December 11, 1967, she and

Lon E. Thompson married in Lewiston, Idaho.

Freda was an avid bowler and was recognized for having

one of the highest averages for a female bowler in the Valley

and for having bowled the most games over 200. She also

was an avid fisherman. She loved crafts and made many

quilts, afghans and hand-made gifts for her family and

friends. She loved working in her yard and flower beds. And

she especially loved her dogs, Tammy, Tiffany and Skeeter,

who were also with her when she passed on.

Freda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert

“Bob” and Debby Bradley of Walla Walla; two brothers: Ron

and his wife Joyce Carter of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; and

Bill Carter of Waitsburg, Washington; seven grandchildren

and nine great-grandchildren with a great-grandson due

this month.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and

Lil Carter; her brother, Richard Carter; her husband, Lon

Thompson; and her daughter, Jody Lanning.

Family and friends may pay their respects from

4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013, at Mountain

View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla

Walla. Viewing will also be available before and after the

1:00 p.m. memorial service on Tuesday, December 10, 2013,

at the funeral home. Following the memorial service, the

family will host a luncheon at Mr. Ed’s Restaurant. Memorial

contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community

Hospice through the funeral home.

Family and friends may write memories and

sign the online guestbook at


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