Kathryn “Kay” Thompson, 74, of Miami went home to be with her Savior on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 in Canadian.
Private family services were held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Miami with Rev. Lewis Holland, pastor of First Christian Church of Miami, officiating. Burial followed in Miami Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Kay was born Aug. 29,
Kay was born Aug. 29, 1946 in Liberty, Texas to Kathryn Adelia LaMaster and Samuel Jacob Judice. She graduated from Perryton High School and attended University of Hawaii and Transylvania University in Louisville, Kentucky. Kay transferred to West Texas State University where she earned her degree in education.
She started her teaching career in Miami, teaching third grade in 1968 and continued teaching various grades for 30 years in Miami Elementary School, before retiring in 2003. Kay married Alan “Butch” Thompson on July 18, 1970.
She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Miami, where she currently served on the board of directors. She also was currently serving on the Miami Independent School District Board and was a past board member and volunteer of Tralee Crisis Center in Pampa.
Kay loved her community and was always ready to help anyone, in any way. She had a kind and giving heart, and she had a way of making everyone feel welcome and loved. Kay had a personality that could light up a room and she lived life to the fullest. She had a gift of hospitality, party planning, and bringing people together. Kay enjoyed her monthly bridge club and playing games of any kind with her grandchildren. Of all the things she loved, being “Nina” to her 5 grandchildren gave her the most joy.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Butch of the home; daughter, Tandy Diamond and husband Jason of Dallas; son, Brock Thompson and wife Berkley of Amarillo; brother, Sammy Judice and wife Sandy of Perryton; five grandchildren, Ty Thompson, Trent Thompson, Kathryn “Kate” Diamond, Olivia Diamond, and Max Diamond; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Hemphill County Hospital staff, nurses, and Dr. Cody Culwell for their compassion, love, and care for Kay and her family.
Memorials can be sent to First Christian Church of Miami, 201 E. Tascosa St, Miami, TX 79059 or a favorite charity.
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