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Anita Lewis Thompson
Anita Lewis Thompson, Nonnie to her family and Nita to many friends, age 88, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbor, she was born April 17, 1927, in Denver, Colorado. Her parents were ranchers Dudley D. and Ethel Lewis. Anita enjoyed a wonderful childhood on Z-D Hereford Ranch in Buffalo Creek, Colorado. She moved to Kremmling in 1951 and operated a ranch on Troublesome Creek with her husband Bill Sr. before moving to Riverside Ranch in 1959.
Anita gave selflessly to her family and countless friends. She generously shared coffee, meals, encouragement and love to anyone who dropped by her ranch. She was actively involved and held leadership roles in numerous community organizations including the Middle Park Stockgrowers, Cowbelles, Farm Bureau, 4-H, Grand County Republicans, ASCS, and the Election Board. She was honored as Middle Park Citizen of the Year in 1982.
Anita is survived by her children: Bill Thompson, Gayle Jones, Mark Thompson, and Jeanie Draper along with daughter-in-law Wendy Thompson and son-in-law Dirk Draper. She is preceded in death by one grandson, Shane Thompson. Her surviving grandchildren include Amanda, J.W., Will, Robert, Deb, Gary, Luke, Maddi and Lydia. Her great grandchildren are: Ethan, Ryann, Acelynn, Ashlynn, Bethany, Makayla, Scarlett, and a baby due in October.
Anita's Memorial will be Saturday, May 9, 2pm, at the Kremmling Community Church. A potluck reception will follow at the Extension Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Middle Park Stockgrowers, Cliffview Assisted Living Center, P.O. Box 1119, Kremmling, CO, 80459 or the Middle Park Fair Board.
We remember Anita as a warm and loving woman who loved her family and the ranch she called home for so many years. Great gal.
John and Linda Gillogley Jun 21 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Family of Anita, It is with a heavy heart I pen these words of deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Anita was a beautiful lady (inside and out) and so talented in so many ways. She was one of my very favorite friends and I will cherish fond memories of her. May the God of all comfort - comfort you now. In sympathy and love, Jean Hinman
Jean Hinman May 29 2015 12:00 AM
I was saddened to hear of Anita's passing. She will be greatly missed for all of her many contributions to the Grand County community.
Elwin Crabtree May 9 2015 12:00 AM
Anita was always admired and loved by my father, Edwin. Ed worked on the ranch in Buffalo Creek as a child and remembers fondly the time spent with Anita. I was fortunate to meet her several times, and she was always the nicest and kindest person. She will be missed.
Stephen Small May 9 2015 12:00 AM
Heartfelt condolences to the Thompsons. Anita was such a kind person and I have so many memories of her as a 4-H leader and great friend of my parents. I hope all the good memories of her will help in the healing process for you all.
Scott Stuart May 7 2015 12:00 AM
Anita was such a nice lady and such a role model for her family and their friends. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Peggy Ward May 6 2015 12:00 AM
She was a wonderful person, my deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Shirley Morris Unger May 6 2015 12:00 AM
Trena, the girls, and I are all greatly saddened by the news of Anita's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. Kremmling has lost a great member of the community and we have certainly lost a dear friend.
Chris Rule May 6 2015 12:00 AM
Mandy and Nonnie
Wendy Thompson May 5 2015 12:00 AM
Jeanie Draper May 4 2015 12:00 AM