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 Janie Thompson

Janie Thompson

Birth
Malta, Cassia County, Idaho, USA
Death 1 Jun 2013 (aged 91)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 111813154 · View Source
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Father: J. Henry Thompson
Mother: Lora Harmon Thompson
Education: Brigham Young University
LDS Mission: Wales Mission
Life's Work/Service/Interests: As soon as Jane graduated from BYU, she entertained throughout Europe in the U.S. Defense Department Big Band as the "girl singer." The boy singer was a young Tony Bennett. Janie joined the Ike Carpenter Band in Los Angeles where she performed on radio and television. She then served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in Wales. She returned to BYU to head the Program Bureau where she created and lead groups on tours all over the world including Curtain Time USA, Young Ambassadors and The Lamanite Generation.
Religion/Associations: A dedicated and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, never wavered from her values and faith in Jesus Christ. After her mission she was called to serve on the MIA General Board.
Survived By: Brother, Samuel and wife Ann; sister in-laws, Etta, JoAn; brother in-law, Tom.
Preceded In Death By: Parents, siblings: Dorothy Collier (Don), John, Joseph, Carolyn Lee, Robert (Beth).
Memoriam Wish: Please donate to the Janie Thompson Endowed Music Scholarship at BYU: give.byu.edu/janie
Services: Held at BYU Multi Stake Center
Mortuary: Berg Mortuary
Interment: Orem City Cemetery
Obituary: Daily Herald | 6 June 2013
Bio compiled by: AnnieDuckettHundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Janie Thompson (20 Aug 1921–1 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813154, citing Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .