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Lucille Gladys (Thomson) Strong

January 20, 1918 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 100)
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                           Lucille Gladys (Thomson) Strong

Jan. 20, 1918 in San Francisco, CA  ~  Jan. 20, 2018 in Newport, OR

 

Lucille loved her family, many friends and most importantly her God and Lord Jesus Christ.  She lived the example of Jesus: selfless, gracious, compassionate, and forgiving culminating in love.  She was a life-time member of the Church of Christ.  She lived to be 100 years young, with a sharp memory and an exquisite sense of humor. 

Lucille was the daughter of Ernest E. and Gertrude M. (Stoermer) Thomson.  She lived in California most of her life.  When she was six years old she contracted polio and was treated at the San Francisco Shriners hospital for many years.  By the time she entered high school, she was able to walk with only the aid of a leg brace. 

After graduation she became a stenographer.  During WWII, she worked in the shipyards in Richmond.  She later worked as a secretary for Kaiser Steel Corperation, in Oakland.  She married Ernest L. Strong on April 30, 1948 in El Cerrito, California.  She became the step-mother of his daughter, Sharon.  Lucille and Ernest had one daughter together, Liane. 

After Ernest retired they moved to the Oregon Coast in 1979.  They had been married 59 years when Ernest passed in 2007 in Newport. Lucille enjoyed travel, stitchery, knitting, crocheting, drawing, crossword puzzles, and writing her memoirs.  

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest, and her brother Clifford Thomson, Sr.  She is survived by her daughter Liane May; granddaughters Lauren May (Matt Coleman); Julie May (Bryan Ginno); great-grandsons Jack and Luke Ginno;  step-daughter Sharon Scarpino (Victor) and their family.  She also leaves her brother's 2 daughters and 4 sons and their families with whom she had a very special bond; her brother's widow, who will turn 100 in February; as well as a dear cousin's daughter.

As per Lucille's request, there are no services planned.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Shriners Hospital by clicking  Here 

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/portland/ways-to-give

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