Lydia Jane "Toots" Thompson
November 4, 2020
Lydia Jane "Toots" Thompson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, with her husband Tom by her side.
She was born in Malta, Mont., on November 10, 1941; the fourth child to Gladys and Lochiel "Shingles" Edwards.
Following graduation from Malta High School in 1959, she attended Montana State College (then) in Bozeman and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It was there that she met the love of her life, Tommie Thompson, and they were married on February 1 of 1964. Establishing their first home in Manhattan, Kan., she nursed while he fulfilled his military obligation at F...