Lucy Joan (Whiteman) Thompson

Lucy Joan (Whiteman) Thompson, 88, of Laramie, passed away on January 7, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming, after a lengthy battle with Dementia/Alzheimer.  She was born on February 9,1933 in LeRoy, Wyoming, to Arthur and Zella (Lee) Whiteman. Lucy grew up and attended school in Evanston, Wyoming. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie where she met the love her of life Billy J. Thompson. They were married October 6,1956 in Evanston. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple June 10, 1973. They lived and raised their four daughters in Laramie.

Lucy owned and operated Lucy’s Daycare in her home for 45 years. She helped raise hundreds of children and loved each as her own. Many of the children have stayed in contact with her through the years and have even came back to ask for her “sloppy joes”!

She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many positions throughout her lifetime. She loved sharing her faith and love for her Savior. Her home was always open to missionaries, students attending UW, friends, and family where they would come to sing, laugh, cry, and pray.

Lucy will always be remembered for her beautiful heart, listening ear and unconditional love. She never allowed you to leave her home without a special treat (or two)! She was known as grandma to many. She truly was a good and faithful servant.

She was greeted in heaven by her husband Billy, her parents, her daughter Cindy, brothers Jesse Whiteman and Bud Lee, sister Loretta Robertson, and a grandson Connor Johnson.

Lucy is survived by her daughters Linda (Pat) Flynn, of Laramie, Julie (Mark) Camerer of New Jersey, and Lisa Johnson of Laramie; her grandchildren Russell Henderson, Karla (Scott) Linhares, Stacey (Cody) Teal, Matthew (Lacy) Camerer, Michael Camerer, Andrew (Hannah) Johnson, Logan (Katie) Johnson, Sean (Amy) Flynn, and Casey (Jessica) Flynn; her great-grandchildren Russell Wayne Henderson, Ava Linhares, Zoey Camerer, Ensley Johnson, Deirdre Flynn, and Ronan Flynn; her sisters-in-law Kay Whiteman & Joan Johnson; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. 

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 15th and Baker in Laramie, WY.  There will be a viewing from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Services will start at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Services will be livestreamed on Zoom. The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/97314823829  

Her loss will be felt by her family and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Laramie Downtown Clinic, Loving Locks c/o of Laramie Care Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or a charity of your choice in her name.

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  • Cyndi GILLASPIE

    So sorry for your loss. Lucy was a wonderful daycare provider and person. Without her I could not have worked and been secure in the knowledge my children were safe and loved. I know her passing leaves a hole in many lives. Hugs to the family.

  • Shandie sailer

    My condolences! Lucy was a joy to be around. Always smiling and making you laugh. Before you left her room she would make sure you had a piece of candy. I enjoyed spending time with her and making sure she was taking care of. You will be missed by many Lucy.

  • Mark Gilstrap

    Grandma Thompson will always be near and dear to my heart. All who entered her home felt instantly loved. Her testimony and kindness will always be a part of my life.

  • Paul & Karen Fanning

    Our hearts go out to Lucy's family for their loss. Lucy will always hold a very special place in our hearts for the wonderful caring person that we have known for a long time, starting with her caring for my son when he was just a baby.

  • Sylvia Bagdonas

    LUCY was a very special care taker. We need more Lucys in this world. When parents left their children in her care there was no need to worry about their welfare. You can always tell a great day care center when kids are excited to go there. Lucy and her family were a gift to Laramie. She was an inspiration to the community.

  • Kleppingers

    We are sending our deepest love and condolences to Lucy's family. We're so grateful to have known Lucy and to have spent so much time in her home of love and kindness. She was truly a light in the world and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Love and prayers to her family.

  • Rachael Petraitis

    Grandma Thompson was a dear and kind soul. I am grateful she is free of the pain of this world. She served the Lord as one of His dearest angels on earth. I knew her as missionary. She gathered all she could to the warmth of her presence and unconditional love. She enjoyed music so much, I remember she always requested we sing ‘Abide With Me’. May her heart be eternally at peace in His Presence. Love you, Grandma Rachael

  • The Minihan’s and The Robinson’s

    Julie and Mark, Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother. Please know that your entire family is in our highest prayers during this most challenging time. With Deepest Sympathy.

  • Joan crosser

    Linda, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She sounded like a great woman. My thoughts are with you and Pat, Love Joan

  • Pat and Deb

    We are so sorry for your loss - she was a very special lady. I bet our moms are visiting in heaven. Hugs to you Linda and the rest of the family- you are in our thoughts and prayers RIP Ms Lucy 💔

  • Pam & Randy Moulton

    Linda and Pat, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. Sending hugs to you all.

  • Diana Marie Hill

    Prayer for the family, and may Lucy rest in peace with the Lord whom she served so faithfully.

  • Anonymous

    Prayers to the family of Lucy, and may she rest in peace with the Lord whom she served so faithfully. Diana Marie Hill

  • Jane Whitson

    From almost the minute I met Lucy about 10 years ago, she felt like family. I will miss her and her kind and lovely spirit.

  • Jane Whitson

    Lucy will be missed by so many loved ones, even her good friend in Tennessee! Soon after I made Lucy's acquaintance about 10 years ago we became friends and before long, she felt like family. I treasure the times I spent with her and send love and prayers to her devoted family members.

    • Arden Gillaspie

      I am very sorry for your loss. Lucy raised me and my brother and was the biggest part of my childhood. I would have loved to get one more of those amazing sloppy Joe's again. She will be so deeply missed. She was such an amazing babysitter and person.

  • Mark Fanning

    Lucy was a special part of my life, words can't describe the love she had in her heart for everyone. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Julieann and Jay Wright

    God welcomed home one of his sweetest, loving and faithful souls. Rest in peace Lucy. Being reunited with her husband and other family must have been so joyous for her. She deseves that blessing and more. Her surviving family is such a beautiful legacy to honor her. I am so sorry for your loss and I am grateful to have known her.

  • Josh Kirkwood

    My deepest condolences to the Thompson family on your loss. I loved my Lucy and she always loved me as “her Josh”. I don’t know what our family would have done without Lucy to be a second home for me throughout my childhood. So many of my dearest memories are of times spent at her house and I will never be able to thank her enough. Thank you for all of the years of love and care. God rest you, Lucy. You will be missed dearly. Love you forever, Josh Kirkwood

  • Joan Moon

    Lucy was a beautiful woman. We shared special times together. Our best to her family. Love, Chuck and Joan Moon

  • Tammy J Comer

    Linda, Julie, Lisa and Families, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always so sweet and loving and was a great care taker to your grandma and dad. May your fond memories comfort you during this difficult time. She will be missed. Tammy (Niemoller) Comer

  • Sue Woirhaye

    Lucy will be missed by so very many people. She was one of the sweetest, kindest people to grace this earth. Rest in peace, Lucy.

  • Traci Rinker

    My deepest sympathies! I was one of the lucky children that got to be with Lucy! She is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet. She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Felicia Pretty

    My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the family. Felicia Pretty

  • Lanny Mauk

    My deepest condolences your mother was one of the best people I had the privilege to know

  • Ted Henson

    I will miss are conversations and seeing you. I know you will be watching over all of us. Love you Ted

  • Anonymous

    My deepest condolences to Lucy’s family, what a lovely woman with such a sweet and gentle soul. She will be greatly missed. Lucy was a good friend of my mothers, she would often tell me how caring and generous Lucy was, as she touched so many lives. I loved visiting with her, what a sweetheart. God bless you all Jerri

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