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THOMPSON, Ann Elizabeth
THOMPSON, Ann Elizabeth Age 83, of Lancaster, California, passed away on Monday, July 7 2014. She was born to the late Frederick Castle and Elizabeth Woods Castle on December 7, 1930. Ann attended Washington High School in Los Angeles and from there worked as a telephone operator. Ann was married to Don Thompson on September 7, 1953, they were married 60 years. During their marriage they lived in several cities around the US and Europe. Ann's passions included oil painting, cruise line travel, serving on membership committee's within the Lancaster Elks Lodge, camping and spending time with her friends and family. Ann is survived by her husband Don; her 2 sons, Brian Lee Thompson and Craig Neal Thompson; her 3 grandchildren, Clarissa, Brandon and Chad; her sister, Natalie Swanson of Lakewood, Washington; her nieces and nephews; and the rest of her relatives and friends. Ann is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Barbara Duran, and 2 brothers, Richard Castle and Alvin Castle. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E Avenue K. Relatives and friends of Ann are encouraged to attended and celebrate her life. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society, as it was Ann's wishes to be buried at sea. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be given in Ann's name to The Elks Foundation Charities, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (https://enf.elks.org/tribute) . The Foundation provides support to several causes that were important to Ann: disabled children rehab, veteran's assistance and community assistance grants.

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