Jeraldine Rose (Thompson) Thomsen

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Former Juneau resident Jeraldine Rose (Thompson) Thomsen, 68, died April 7, 2003, in Seattle, Wash., after suffering a heart attack.

Affectionately known as "Jerry," she was born in Juneau on Jan. 30, 1935. She was raised in Hoonah and Juneau, but spent much of her time in Seattle, where she graduated from Holy Names Academy in 1953 and attended Seattle University.

Her parents, Stanley and Rose Thompson (both deceased), retired on Bainbridge Island, Wash., where Jerry and her family have resided the last 36 years.

For several years, Jerry taught school in Hoonah, where the Kane family had property and several business interests that she was involved in. Those include The L. Kane General Store, Hoonah Oil and Thompson Fish Co.

On Bainbridge Island, Jerry was involved with St. Cecilia's parish, where she taught C.C.D. for many years. She enjoyed restoring and collecting antique dolls and was a member of Kitsap Doll Club.

Her family said, "Jerry was a beautiful person with a vibrant and charismatic personality that will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew her."

She is survived by her husband, Jurgen Thomsen, daughter, Kimberly Brockway, and grandson, Jurgen Brockway, all of Bainbridge Island; her brother, Stanley S. Thompson of Seattle, her uncle, Hugh D. Daniels of Seattle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on April 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Parish.

The family asks that remembrances be made in Jerry's name to Bainbridge Island Fire and Rescue, 8895 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, or to Sisters of the Holy Names, Washington Province, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224-5298.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kass Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island.

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