Obituary

Juanita Lee Klump Thompson
Juanita Lee Klump Thompson

June 27, 1925 - May 27, 2018
Born in Antioch, KY
Resided in North Ogden, UT

Obituary

Juanita Lee Klump Thompson, 92, of North Ogden, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at McKay-Dee Hospital of pneumonia. Lee was born June 27, 1925 in Antioch, Kentucky to Raymond Armand and Ida Elizabeth Sharp Klump. She has an older brother, Clarence.

She married Bill Burgess in 1941. They became parents to a daughter, Joyce Lee, and a son, Billy Ray. They were divorced. She married Charles Duane Thompson April 19, 1952, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. "Tom" adopted Joyce and Billy. They later added a daughter, Christie, to the family.

Lee worked as a photographer during and after World War II, taking photos of guests and celebrities in the Big Band dance spots and hotels of Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee joined the Women's Army Corps where she continued her career as a photographer. She met her husband, "Tom," on the Army Post in Maryland. While supporting her husband's military career, she learned cosmetology and worked as a hairdresser sometimes. After the children were grown, she worked at Hill Air Force Base.

Lee made friends wherever they were stationed and enjoyed the diverse assignments in Europe and the United States. After their military service, they made their home in either Kentucky or Utah. In 60 years of marriage, she came to love Tom's hometown of Ogden as her own.

Lee is survived by her children: Joyce Vann, of Bellevue, Kentucky;
Bill (Jeannine) Thompson, of San Tan Valley, Arizona; and Christie (Rob) Moore, of North Ogden. Seven grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren also survive Lee. Her sweetheart, her parents, her brother and his wife, Mary, preceded her in death. Her granddaughter, Rebecca Vann, also preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank several close friends and caregivers who helped with Mom's care the last few years: Sandy Lindsay, Barbara Stowell from Right at Home, and Tawnia Martin from That's My House. She loved spending time with each friend and the family feels honored by such kindness.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2018 at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, with a viewing prior to the services from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery

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Services

Visitation
Myers Mortuary of Ogden
845 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
June 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Service
Myers Mortuary of Ogden
845 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
June 27, 2018
11:00 AM