Obit-ThompsonViolet Thompson passed away peacefully on July 12, 2016.

She was born in London, England on June 21, 1920.

She is survived by her son, Richard Smith, daughter, Barbara Zimmer, son-in-law,Alan Zimmer, brother, Sandy Reed and his wife Nancy. Also survived by her beloved grandson, Raymond Greer and his wife, Delona, and four great-grandchildren, Tanner, Caitlyn, Hunter and Emily Greer.

Vi had a terrific sense of humor, made numerous friends in the Ely area and was very well liked. During WWII she was a welder for the war effort, at the Oakland, Calif. shipyards. She was active in the Red Hats and the Ely Senior Center.     She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

At her request, there will be no service. Violet will be buried in Butte, Mont. with her former husband, Raymond Hardisty.