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Helen H.. Thompson

September 5, 1927 — July 12, 2021

Helen H Thompson, Grand Forks, North Dakota, formerly of Velva, North Dakota, died July 12, 2021. 

Helen, the daughter of Mike and Clara Hubsky, was born on the family farm near Max, ND, on September 5, 1927.  She grew up on the same farm until boarding in Minot, ND while attending high school where she graduated in 1945.  She taught school for a year at a one room school and also performed administrative tasks for several employers.

On May 5, 1946, Helen married Duane Thompson and they made their home in Velva where they raised their five children, Susan, David, Dwight, Robert, and Randall.  Duane and Helen owned and operated several businesses in the Velva area where they were also active in a number of community activities and lifelong members of the Methodist Church.

Helen enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends over the years.  She was an avid gardener, an accomplished cook, played bridge, and was always proud of family.  She spent many hours at their kitchen table enjoying the company of others.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Jim) Dahle, Bottineau, ND; sons, Dr. David (Zondra) Thompson, Gales Ferry, CT; Dwight (Ruth Ann Bergan) Thompson, The Villages, FL, Dr. Robert (Patricia) Thompson, Prescott, AZ, and Randall (Kathy) Thompson, in Woodbury, MN.; sister Eileen Hubsky of Fergus Falls, MN, nine grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Duane, parents Mike and Clara Hubsky, brothers Raymond, Charlie, Arnold, Roy, and sisters Evelyn Ribb, Marion Gregoire, and Georgina Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for Valley Senior Living Foundation in Grand Forks or the Velva Methodist Church.

A graveside memorial will be held On September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., at the Velva, ND Cemetery.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Velva Cemetery

, Velva, ND 58790

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