Nell Thompson

Nell Thompson (Auntie Sis) joined her heavenly Father Feb. 14, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Her birth-given name is Nellie Mae Thompson. She was born in 1947 in Dublin, Texas, to Jesse and Lola Belle Thompson. She lived her entire life in Ridgecrest and truly loved her little town. Her heart was happiest when she was at the beach, and she spent much time on the central coast.

Nell was an electrologist for more than 40 years. She worked on base in the 1970s and again in recent years. She also worked part time for Warren’s Automotive doing bookkeeping.

Everyone single person who ever met her loved her. She was everyone’s best friend and will be missed incredibly.

She is survived by sister Patty Wood; nieces and nephews Carlos and Stacey Herrera and Jeremy and Cristal Wood; great-nephews and -nieces Elijah-Jose Herrera, Alexia Herrera, James Herrera, Brooke Wood, Sierra Wood and Jesse Wood; and great-great-nephew Mason White.

Her memorial service will be on Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at the Desert Memorial Park in the flower garden. Please join us in celebrating her life if you were one of the blessed to have known her.

In lieu of flowers please write a note about a memory of her and send to

— Submitted by the family of Nell Thompson

Story First Published: 2020-03-13