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- Central Oregonian - News
istina Marie Thompson passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Prineville, Ore. She was 83. There will be no services at this time. She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Walter and Margaret (Siemens) Wiley. Christina married William Bill Dethman in 1938 and had two children, David and Diane. She divorced him in 1951. She attended school in Chinook, Mont., and Portland, Ore.
She married Leonard (Tommy) Thompson in 1952. She moved to Vancouver, Wash., and lived there for 10 years. She worked at the shipyards during the war in Portland and worked at Birdseye Cannery in Hillsboro for 20 years, and worked at Waddles Restaurant in Portland for 10 years. Mrs. Thompson moved to Hillsboro in 1976. Tommy and Christina and other family members purchased Prineville Reservoir Resort, owning it from 1976 to 1993. They then moved to White Salmon, Wash., and then to Prineville in 2001.Her hobbies included camping, fishing, hunting, family get-togethers and playing cards and spending time with her family. Survivors include: her husband Leonard (Tommy) Thompson; son David and Sandy Dethman of Prineville; daughter Diane Young of Welches, Ore.; brothers Leland Wiley of White Salmon, Wash., and Pete Wiley of Beaverton; sisters Margaret Martin of Canby, Ore., and Aletha Hendricks of Lake Oswego; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association, Oregon Trail Chapter, 1311 NW 21st Ave., Portland OR 97209.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.