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Elizabeth (Bette) Ellen Thomsen

October 14, 1933 February 28, 2019
Elizabeth (Bette)  Ellen Thomsen
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Elizabeth (Bette) Thomsen, age 85, passed away peacefully in her home with family by her side on Thursday, February 28, 2019. In Lander, Wyoming.
She was born in Grants Pass, Oregon on October 14, 1933, to James and Dorothy (Chandler) Pinniger. Bette grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon where she went to Klamath Union High School. She was the first freshman to be crowned the 20-30 Track Queen. She also won it her sophomore year. Bette also held positions in the Rally Squad, Vice President of Girls League, Queen of Jobs Daughters, Teen Age Club, and the Traditions Committee. Bette graduated in 1951 and went on the attend Oregon State College. While there, she met and married her husband V. Robert (Bob) Thomsen in 1952. Bette and Bob settled in Hood River, Oregon on his family’s orchard. Bette was involved in sewing club, Aloha Club, Bridge Club, served as a school board member, was on the museum board and a 4-H knitting leader. Bette was a member of the Pine Grove Church where her strong belief in God guided her throughout her life.
In 1982 Bob and Bette moved to a ranch and settled in the beautiful Red Canyon of Lander, Wyoming. Bette was involved in the Cattle-women's Society and art club. Bette painted in oils and watercolors for 35 years, studying with Jerry Antolik, Jack Hines and Jessica Zemsky.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents James and Dorothy Pinniger, as well as her older brother Jimmy. She is survived by her husband Bob; daughter, Lynn Moore and her husband Bruce; a son, Chuck Thomsen and his wife Kristi; a daughter Christy Ewald and her husband Tom; a daughter Lisa and her husband Ramiro; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; her brother David Pinniger of Georgia and a sister-in-law Jean Pinniger of Oregon.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5PM to 7 PM at Hudson’s Funeral Home Chapel, 680 Mount Hope Drive, Lander, WY. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019; 10:00 A.M. at Hudson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Justin Vold, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lander, Wyoming.
A reception will follow the graveside services at The Summit Restaurant, 260 Grandview Drive, Lander, Wyoming.
Hudson’s Funeral Home and On-Site Crematory, 680 Mount Hope Drive, Lander, WY 82520
On-Line guest book available at www.hudsonsfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Friday

8

Mar

5:00 PM 3/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Chapel of Mount Hope ~ Hudson's Funeral Home & Crematory

680 Mount Hope Drive
Lander, WY 82520

Chapel of Mount Hope ~ Hudson's Funeral Home & Crematory
680 Mount Hope Drive Lander 82520 WY
US

Service

Saturday

9

Mar

10:00 AM 3/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Chapel of Mount Hope ~ Hudson's Funeral Home & Crematory

680 Mount Hope Drive
Lander, WY 82520

Chapel of Mount Hope ~ Hudson's Funeral Home & Crematory
680 Mount Hope Drive Lander 82520 WY
US

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Mount Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

680 Mount Hope Drive
Lander, WY 82520

680 Mount Hope Drive Lander 82520 WY
US
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