Dateline: February 9, 2006

Funeral services for Aleta Ellen Coleman Thompson, age 69, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2006, in the Church of Christ in Clarendon with Rev. Eddie Stegall, Minister, officiating. Burial will be in Dozier Cemetery in Dozier  under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Thompson died Monday, February 6, 2006, in Amarillo.  She was born July 24, 1936, in Wellington, Texas, to John Alexander Coleman and Lettie Mary Hooten Coleman. She married William James “Jimmy” Thompson December 21, 1959, at Dozier. She was a teacher and had a State Teacher’s Certificate in Home Economics and Special Education. She taught at Clarendon, McLean, in the Prison System, and at other schools in surrounding towns. She also worked with her husband while he was sheriff of Donley County.  She was a resident of Clarendon since 1976 and lived in other surrounding communities in the Texas Panhandle.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Clarendon and Clarendon Red Hatter’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 20, 2005; three brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, William Thompson and wife Lynn of Clarendon and Walt Thompson of Borger; one brother Donald Coleman of McLean; one sister, Laverne Bentley of Dozier; two grandchildren, Todd Thompson of Clarendon and Emilie Thompson of Amarillo.

Family requests that memorials be sent to BSA Hospice of Amarillo, Jimmy Thompson Scholarship Fund at Clarendon College Foundation, Westview Boys Home in Hollis, Oklahoma, or Lubbock Children’s Home.

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