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Alice May Thompson

August 15, 1921 ~ January 18, 2019 (age 97)

Alice passed away at 97, her heart the culprit. She was born in Pacific Grove, the daughter of Alice Maude and Mark Augustus (Gus) Pixley. She graduated from Pacific Grove High School. Her first employment as a bookkeeper with a large office window overlooking Bonifacio St. in Monterey, is where she met her future husband, Walter (Red) D. Thompson as he walked by every morning on his way to work and waved. They were married in 1941.

Raising seven children to be self-sufficient, responsible, and caring adults kept Alice busy. During this time, she managed to keep up her bookkeeping talent and found employment for several years with Lee Printing in Monterey to supplement the family income.

Her retirement years were devoted to her love of gardening, walking the 15 -  minute mile, enjoying music and ballroom dancing. Reading the Herald with a cup of hot chocolate was her morning routine.

Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter and youngest daughter, Sharon Rauhala. She is survived by six children, Norma Holmes, Thomas Thompson, Joyce Dickens, Michele Parish, Mark Thompson, Ray Thompson, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service for immediate family.

 

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