Lorena Katy Quiring-Thompson, 89, Nezperce - PIC

Lorena Thompson died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston, Wash., due to acute heart failure. Lorena was born June 19, 1930, to Peter J. and Helena Dalke Quiring in Madrid, Neb., and was seventh child of 11 born.

Lorena graduated from high school in Dallas, Ore. in 1948. From 1949-1962, Lorena was employed in the medical field as a receptionist and an x-ray technician. Lorena was married to C. George Thompson on June 17th, 1962 in Dallas, Ore. Lorena and George made their home at the Gertje Homestead, north of Nezperce.

Lorena enjoyed actively working with George in all aspects of farming. Lorena and George were avid snowmobilers. Lorena loved exploring the snow-covered winter wonderland trails, traveling with George to Yellowstone National Park nine times. Lorena’s interests also included gardening. Her motto was “Flowers, I must have flowers”. She was a Nezperce Garden Club member for 27 years becoming a certified National Garden Club Flower Show judge. Lorena was superintendent of the Lewis County Fair Open Class Fruits and Vegetable Division for 30 years. Her passion for gardening and growing plants and flowers gave her much happiness and joy.

Lorena is survived by her dear sister, Martha (Harvey)Wall, and her dear brother, John (Sharon) Quiring.

Lorena was preceded in death by her husband C. George Thompson, her parents, four brothers and four sisters.

A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Nezperce City Cemetery. You may submit condolences to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Memorials may be made to Nezperce Garden Club, c/o Rosalea Figgins.

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