Alene Gertrude Thompson

Sept. 20, 1930-July 4, 2006

Gresham resident Alene Gertrude Thompson, 75, died Tuesday, July 4, in Portland. A funeral will be held Tuesday, July 11, in Eau Claire, Pa.

Alene was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Butler, Pa., to Raymond and Gertrude (Ace) Ealy.

She graduated as valedictorian of her class from Concord High School in Hooker, Pa., in 1949.

Alene was married and divorced. She moved to Gresham in 1984.

She loved to do needle point, solve word puzzles and listen to country music.

She was a member of St. John's Reformed Church in Chicora, Pa.

Preceding her in death were her son, Larry Fresh; brothers, Dale and Paul Ealy, and sister, Helen Jamison.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Fresh-Davis of Gresham and Lori Williams of New Castle, Pa.; sons, Bruce Fresh of Bruin, Pa., and Gary Fresh of Butler; brothers, Richard Waly of Petrolina, Pa., and Glenn Ealy of Chicora, Pa.; sister, Alice Scott of Grove City, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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