Annabelle Mabel Thomson, 65, of Clearfield, died July 16, 1979 at Greater
Community Hospital in Creston. The funeral was July 18 at the United Methodist
Church in Clearfield, the Rev Bill Hasenyager officiating.
The music was by Marcella Jensen, pianist, and Donald Jensen and Jonelle
Smith. Casketbearers were Don Smith, Dale Juergens, Maurice Hanson, Dwight
Matheny, Byron Hefmeister, Ed Butler, John R Butler and Wayne Herbert.
Flower bearers were Dr and Mrs Mel Pence and Mr and Mrs Vernie Horton,
Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
The daughter of Roy Joseph and Mabel Smith Herbert, Mrs Thomson was born in
Cass County, Iowa July 2, 1914. She attended Pymosa No. 3 School and graduated
from Atlantic high school in 1932.
She taught in rural schools six years, then married Vale Ulan Thomson, DVM
July 28, 1938 at the home of her parents.
They lived in Gravity four years before Vale served four years in World War
II. After that they moved to Clearfield in 1946.
She is survived by her husband, of the home, a daughter, Jo Ann Avey,
Princeton, Mo., a son John Ulan Thomson, D.V.M., Clearfield, daughter-in-law,
Kay Thomson; son-in-law James Avey, three grandsons, Dan and Dave Thomson, and
Josh Avey; a granddaughter, Holly Avey, and two sisters,
Mrs. Dale (Irene) Butler, and Mrs. Alfred (Ada) Jensen, Atlantic.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harry in 1903 and Joe
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary,
Entrenous and Merry Matrons Clubs, Iowa and National Veterinary
Medical Auxiliaries, and past president of the Southwest Iowa Veterinary
She was a receptionist, bookkeeper and veterinary office or field assistant
for her husband.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014