Deanna was a most wonderful friend and helpmate to her husband David during their 57 years of marriage. She was there to encourage him with a pat on the back (high back or low back, as appropriate). She was his rock of stability during difficult times.
During their 21 years of active duty, U.S. Air Force, they visited and lived in many U.S. states and foreign countries. She enjoyed sharing with her friends tales of their travels. They retired to Fortuna in 1987.
Deanna had a lifelong interest in the Bible and its teachings. She became interested in the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She felt comfortable with their philosophy of witnessing and was baptized in 1993.
Deanna is survived by her husband of 57 years, David F. Thomson; brothers Rod Schultz and Doug Schultz (Melinda), both of Eugene, OR; sister-in-law Elsie Thomson, Middletown, CA; brother-in-law Jim (Dellie) Thomson (Jeri), Fortuna, CA; and step-sister Elaine St. Aubin, Fortuna, CA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her easy, wonderful smile and laughter will be greatly missed.
A memorial will be held on a date yet to be determined.