Marilyn Thompson, 1950-2019

Marilyn Mc Whirter Thompson, 69, of La Porte, IN, peacefully passed away on Oct. 2, 2019, following complications from her hip surgery.

She was born July 23, 1950, in Chicago, IL, to James and Barbara (Flett) Mc Whirter.

Marilyn was a retired Family Therapist.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marilyn went on to earn a Master’s Degree from both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, La Porte. Marilyn enjoyed being with family and friends, whether it was family gatherings, book club, card club, helping her sorority sisters, at church, or at the dog park. She enjoyed cooking and was amazing at it. Marilyn’s very favorite thing was going out to enjoy a delicious dessert with friends or family. She had a sweet tooth almost as big as her sweet heart.

She is survived by her son, Eric Clark Thompson of Rhode Island; brother, William (Sandii) Mc Whirter of La Porte, sister, Bonnie (Bill) Scott of La Porte, brother, James Mc Whirter of La Porte, and sister, Susan (Mike) Lee of La Porte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Amy Lyn Thompson.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home, La Porte.  The family will hold a Celebration Of Life gathering at the Swanson Activity Center, 910 State St., La Porte, on Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association Inc., 1525 Lakeville Drive, Suite 101, Kingwood, TX 77339.

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4 Responses to “Marilyn Thompson, 1950-2019”

  1. B Samford

    Oct 11. 2019

    Oh my, my condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn ‘s family & friends. She was a very sweet Tenth Street Elementary School /childhood friend.

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  2. Lynn Lisarelli

    Oct 12. 2019

    So sincerely sorry to read this. I did not know her but do know Bill and Sandy McWhirter; went to school with Sandy way back when her name was Marks.

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  3. Linda Rogers Todd

    Oct 12. 2019

    So very sorry to hear of Marilyn passing. She was a good friend from Tenth Street Elementary through LPHS. My condolences to her family and friends.

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  4. Anita

    Oct 23. 2019

    When I moved to LaPorte my senior year, very nervous , Marilyn & her friend Mary were very kind to me. They had me sit at their lunch table and invited me to join them outside of school. I will never forget their kindness and Marilyn will be sorely missed.

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