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Elma Mary Thompson Blackburn
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1915
Beaver County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 2014
Beaver County
Utah, USA

Father Earl Dewitt Thompson
Mother Essie Gressman

children, Ann Louise and Wayne Christensen, Hugh Earl and Shelia Blackburn, Irma Jean Edwards, and Jackie and Russell Muir 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren;


Elma Mary Thompson Blackburn- passed away April 2, 2014 at Beaver Long Term Care Center. She was 98 years old. She was born November 8, 1915 in Minersville, Utah to Earl Dewitt Thompson and Essie Gressman. She was the oldest of 7 children, she attended school in Minersville.

Elma married Douglas Perry Blackburn Nov 30, 1932 in Adamsville, Utah.

Mom was a devoted church member; she was in the Young Women vice presidency and presidency and sang in the choir. She and dad were Temple Workers for many years.

Mom was also a member of the American Legion. She loved the outdoors; picking pine nuts and camping. Elma loved her family she was a great home maker, loved to garden and did a lot of canning for family and friends. At one time she fed the hobos that would come to our back door. She was a great cook and took goodies to many in Minersville. She was a giving and caring person she loved flowers and to travel.

Elma is survived by three children; Ann Louise (Wayne) Christensen of St. George, UT, Hugh Earl (Vicki) Blackburn of Beaver, UT. , Irma Jean Edwards of St. George, UT. Brother; Val (Ann) Thompson of Minersville, UT a Sister; LaRee (Delos) Hollis of Cedar City, UT. 17 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren and 21 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Daughter Jacqueline Muir, grandsons; Danny Blackburn and Wade Edwards, sister; Vera Cooper and brothers; Ward, Dan and Leland. The family would like to thank the physicians and Beaver Long Term care for the kindness to Elma.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 12 at 11:30 in the Minersville LDS Chapel. A viewing will take place Friday, evening, April 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and 9:30 till 11:00 a.m. prior to the service all in the church. 
Family links: 
  Earl DeWitt Thompson (1897 - 1989)
  Essie Gressman Thompson (1896 - 1990)
  Douglas Perry Blackburn (1913 - 1995)
Minersville Cemetery
Beaver County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Irma
Originally Created by: Wendy Blackburn2
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83383463
Elma Mary <i>Thompson</i> Blackburn
Added by: Wendy Blackburn2
Elma Mary <i>Thompson</i> Blackburn
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I have written your name in the palm of my hand." Isaiah 49:15-16 Rest in peace now in the arms of G-d who loves you so dearly..
- Wendy Blackburn2
 Added: Mar. 15, 2012

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