Ethel Joyce Thompson, born July 30, 1937 went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2012 at Odyssey Hospice in Lubbock, TX. She was born in Maui, Hawaii and was formerly of Clovis, and was married to the late Wilbur L. Thompson, formerly of Clovis. She leaves five daughters and two sons, Brenda Ortiz (Danny) of Clovis, Darlene Nieves (Felix) of Corona, CA, Sheri Torres (Pat) of Honolulu, HI, Wendy Ortiz of Honolulu, HI, Gregory Ortiz (Carol) of Bonney Lake, WA, and Jeffrey Ortiz (Virginia) of Bloomington, CA, Debbie Tamsing of Maui, Hawaii; 17 grandchildren and nine great-greatgrandchildren.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280, she was preceded in death by her father, Mateo Flores, mother, Mary Freita, and her first husband, Anthony L. Ortiz of Maui, HI. She was a loving mother, caregiver, and homemaker, she leaves behind two brothers and three sisters, and a host of friends and family.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, April 2, 2012 at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, 1430 Thornton, with Pastor Furgus Tunnell officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home and High Plains Crematory, 1430 Thornton, (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.