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Joyce Evelyn Thompson

Joyce Evelyn Thompson

Aug. 31, 1922 – Sept. 13, 2023

Thompson, Joyce E (Age 101) passed away Sept. 13, 2023 in Spokane, Wash. She was

born Aug. 31, 1922 in a farm house near Charbonneau, N.D. to Adam and Alice

(Rhoades) Wilke. She was the oldest of 13 children. She moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho in 1936,

graduating high school in 1941 at which time she moved to Spokane, Wash. looking for work.

Joyce ended up working 2 years for the Spokane Army Air Depot, another 2 years as a

telegraph operator for the Union Pacific Railroad and finally retiring after 36 years from the

Pacific Northwest Bell Te...


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