Thompson, Joan Katherine, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved sister and aunt passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Saginaw Geriatrics Home. Age 84 years. The daughter of the late Francis and Katherine (Merlone) Thompson, Joan was born March 5, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Saginaw High School in 1948, earned her Associates Degree at Bay City Junior College and studied computer languages and operations at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Joan was employed as a medical secretary at the Pathology Department at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor for seven years, office manager for a Saginaw physician for 20 years and at St. Maryís of Michigan Medical Center for 33 years where she retired in 2006 as lab manager. Joan was Director and Secretary of the Saginaw Association of University of Michigan Alumnae. Joan was proud to have earned her private pilotís license and soloing at the end of her flight course. She was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Joan enjoyed tennis, bowling, traveling, reading, visiting nieces and nephews, visiting museums, making pottery, following politics and maintaining contact with former high school classmates. Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Arleen Thompson, Royal Oak; 15 nieces and nephews; special cousins, JoAnne Saari and Walter Thompson Jr. Joan was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Robert (Mary Ellen) Thompson, William (Catherine) Thompson and Donald (Shirley) Thompson. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. David Jenuwine will officiate with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Public Libraries of Saginaw or St. Maryís of Michigan Foundation.