Published on -4/9/2014, 10:53 AM
She was born June 3, 1951, in Ulysses to Leonard Paul and Kathryn Naomi (Davis) Thompson.
She married Doug Folland on Sept. 19, 1992, in Ulysses. She was a kindergarten teacher for 24 years at Sullivan Elementary School in Ulysses.
She was a member of Celebration Community Church, Hays.
She enjoyed flowers, working in the yard, the color purple, singing, decorating, cooking and enjoyed leading her church vacation bible school. Family was of the utmost importance to her, and she enjoyed spending time with them, caring for them and pampering.
Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays, a daughter, Jenny Dixon and fiance, Joe Leiker, Hays; a stepson, Jamison Folland and wife, Phuong Hau, Minneapolis, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Betsy Leeuwner and husband, Martin, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Tom Thompson and wife, Lynn, Wichita; two sisters, Karen McIntyre and husband, Steve, Jewell, and Linda Lamberson, Ulysses; and three grandchildren, Parker Dixon, Hays, and Adi and Gracie Leeuwner. Scottsdale.
She was preceded in death two sisters, Kathy Brewer and Iyla Lee Thompson; a brother, Richard Thompson; and a brother-in-law, Arcine Lamberson.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Celebration Community Church, Hays.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, and from 3 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Good Samaritan Generations Courtyard or Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.