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Obituary for Kathy Marie Thompson

Kathy Thompson, formerly of Valsetz, passed away in Salem on Saturday, November 25th. Kathy was born on August 21, 1949, in Salem, Oregon, the daughter of Ralph and Della Mae Thompson. The family lived in Valsetz, Bridgeport Road and later in Dallas. Kathy graduated from Dallas High School in 1967. She attended Fagen’s Beauty School in Salem. Kathy married Terry Cooley on April 26, 1969. They lived in Valsetz, Oregon for 20 years until the town closed. While in Valsetz, Kathy cleaned the teacher dormitories and worked in the store. They later divorced. Kathy moved to Dallas where she worked for Praegitzer Industries for many years and later Tyco in circuit board production. Kathy enjoyed dog sitting for friends. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Kathy loved her cats.

She is survived by her son, Ein Cooley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph, and Della Mae Thompson.

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