Genevieve Thompson, 94, of Hatton, ND, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:30am at Little Forks Lutheran Church, rural Hatton. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Hatton Prairie Village Chapel.
Genevieve Corrine Owen was born on March 21, 1920 in rural Hatton, daughter of the late Herluf Owen and Ida (Boe) Owen. She married Ralph Thompson on November 23, 1946. They were married 57 years until Ralph's death and raised two sons Everett and Allen. She attended country school in Enger Township, graduated from Hatton High School and Mayville Teachers College. She taught country school in Hurdsfield, ND and Newburgh Township, until her marriage to Ralph. They purchased a farm in 1947 in Enger Township, where they lived until 2002 when they moved to Mayville. In retirement they traveled to Norway and around the US. She researched and compiled her family history, was active in her faith and was a life-long member of Little Forks Lutheran Church. She made a loving home, enjoyed sewing, embroidery, gardening and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her two children: Everett (Linda) Menifee CA, Allen (Lisa) Mandan ND; four grandchildren: Aaron (Katie) Milwaukee WI, Amber Madison WI, Ryan and Benjamin, Mandan ND; three great-grandchildren: Nolan, Elliot, and Allie, Milwaukee WI; one brother Goodwin (Darlene) Owen, Hatton; three sister-in-laws: Lillian Enger Hatton, Sylvia Goughnour West Fargo, Doris Johnson Eau Claire WI and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother: Paul and six sister-in-laws Pauline Owen, Hazel Hoversland, Therese Thompson, Pauline Algren, Julia McKrell and Inga Gravdahl; nine brother-in-laws: Oliver Hoversland, Lockherd Thompson, Elmer Thompson, William McKrell, Arvid Algren, Otto Gravdahl, Victor Goughnour, Douglas Enger, and John Johnson.