Joyce M. Thompson

Joyce M. ThompsonJoyce Marie Thompson, age 75, passed away peacefully with family by her side Friday June 9, 2017.

Joyce was born to Dorothy and Edward Meditz on January 6, 1942 in Kansas City, KS. She later married James Riley Thompson with whom she had four children, Scott, James, Darla, and Kathy. Joyce and Jim raised many foster kids over the years and loved every one of them as if they were their own.

Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Riley Thompson, siblings Michael, James, Richard, Michael, and Marilyn.

She is survived by siblings Dave, Judy, Sandi, Sharon, and Marie. Children, Scott Thompson, James Riley Thompson Jr. and wife Sherri, Darla Thompson, and Kathy Truesdale and husband Dave. Grandchildren Vanessa, Scott, Danielle, Austin, Brittany, Dakota, David, Derrick, Jaime, Riley, and Jasper, 16 Great -grandchildren, and one great- great grandchild. Joyce is also survived by many foster children, grandchildren, and one adopted son.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at All Faith Chapel on base. Luncheon will follow at 11 a.m. Burial at Desert Memorial Park will be at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Joyce Thompson, to Jamison Children’s Center, 1010 Shalimar Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93306.

— Submitted by the family of Joyce Thompson

Story First Published: 2017-06-16