July 4, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 11

Maureen Becht Thompson

Maureen Becht

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Maureen Becht Thompson

Thompson

Maureen Becht Thompson, a mother, grandmother, registered nurse, community organizer and wife of 62 years to Dr. Norman Thompson, died Friday, June 7 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Born Nov. 15, 1930 in Ontonagon, Mich. to Hazel and Al Becht, she graduated as valedictorian of Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wis. She attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she trained to be a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital. She met her future husband at “Red Flannel Days” in Virginia, Minn. on a cold minus 20-degree evening. They were married Aug. 25, 1950...

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