Mary Burris Thompson

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Mary Burris Thompson, 71, of Vanderpool died on Jan. 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Sabinal, to Constance Burris and Gene Burris. Thompson and her family resided 37 years in Odessa, then moved back home to Vanderpool. Her hometown was Sabinal, where her brother’s family resides. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for several businesses. She also held a real estate sales license for New Mexico, New Jersey and New York States. Thompson had battled diabetes since the age of 11, being insulin dependent all of those years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Gordon Eugene Thompson and Robert “Robbie” A. Thompson Jr.; one daughter, Mary Kim Thompson; and husband, Robert “Bobby” Thompson. She is survived by four granddaughters, Klarissa Kim Thompson of Vanderpool, Krystal Peter of Odessa, Kelsey Pressey of Stanton and Kylie Sauer of Austin; three great-granddaughters, Karlie and Kholei Johnston of Vanderpool and Teaghen Pressey of Stanton; two step-grandchildren, Dakota Johnston and Devan Pratte; one step-great-grandchild, Ethan Pratte; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held yesterday at 11 a.m. at Vanderpool Cemetery with Jim Boyd officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dexter Rainey, Clay Knuckles, Jack Preston, Scott Johnston, David Mazurek and Bob Gilleland. The family requests memorials be made to Vanderpool Cemetery Association, Vanderpool, TX 78885. GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS OF KERRVILLE, WWW.GRIMESFUNERALCHAPELS.COM
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