Betty Ruth Thomson, 96, of Paris, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3rd, at Providence Cemetery with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the cemetery.
Miss Thomson was born July 16, 1923 to Roy F. & Bess Crain Thomson in Paris. She graduated from Paris High School in 1940, Paris Junior College in 1942, and The University of Texas in 1944. She was employed by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the First Baptist Church, Paris, and the V.A. Hospital, Dallas, before returning to college to receive a Master’s in Library Science from Texas A & M – Commerce in 1965. She retired from the Gee Library of Texas A & M – Commerce in 1986.
Miss Thomson was a member of the First Baptist Church, Paris, the Faith Sunday School Class, and had taught Sunday School classes in the area nursing homes for the church ministry. She also was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Lamar County, and a former director of the Lamar County Humane Association. She had been a member of the Texas Library Association, American Association of University Women, Texas Association of College Teachers, The Roundtable of the First Baptist Church, the Caira Study Club and the Kiwanians.
Her concern for the animal world, especially small animals, was well-known among her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Faulkner C. Thomson & wife Toni and Roy S. Thomson & wife Shirley, a niece, Barbara Donley, and a nephew, Andy Thomson.
Survivors include three nephews; Robert Thomson, Mark Thomson, and Crain Thomson, a niece, Tonette Beckwith, and cousins; Dedy Bailey Brock, Beth Bailey Jones, Mary Ann Davis (Ron), Frank Bailey (Fern), Barbara Bailey Springer, Claire Bailey, Julie Del Barto and Rick Del Barto along with a host of friends.
The family would like to express special appreciation to Becky & Wayne Kirby and the staff at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living for the love & care given to Miss Thomson.
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