H. Elizabeth Close Thomson

Harriet Elizabeth Close Thomson, age 94, passed away on April 13, 2009 at Indian River Nursing Home.

Elizabeth was born on June 18, 1914 in Salem, the daughter of Louis and Dora (Park) Close.

Many years ago Liz had been employed by Telescope Casual Furniture. Following her marriage to Jack she spent many hours at his side assisting with the care of animals in the Veterinary Service. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was active in the Altar Guild and Choir. One of her favorite hobbies was knitting. She enjoyed time spent at their camp on Tinmouth Pond. She loved children and thoroughly enjoyed any time spent with her family.

Liz was predeceased by her husband Dr. Jack Thomson, step-son William (Spider) Thomson, a brother, Arnold Close and his wife Mae and a nephew Lyle Close. Survivors are her son David Close and his wife Mary Jane of Hartford, her step-son Jack Thomson and his wife Sharon of Granville. Also surviving Liz is a very special friend and companion Theresa Troy. In addition she is survived by a niece Betty Howe, a nephew Robert Close and several great nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren are David L. Close Jr. and his wife Karen, Donald Close and his wife Kathy, Michael Close and his wife Karylene, Billy Thomson, Peter Thomson and his wife Deborah, Jeff Thomson, Katherine Thomson, Marybeth Maynes and her husband Peter, Melanie Basinger and her husband David and John Thomson along with her 12 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church with Deacon Art Peters presiding. Burial followed in the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville. Following the burial there was a gathering in the Social Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church.  Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, April 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.



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