Marjorie June Thompson passed away on August 1, 2016 in Oklahoma City. She was born at home in the house her father built in Oklahoma City on August 16, 1927 to George Washington Hingeley and Muriel (Hackett) Hingeley.
Marjorie attended Oklahoma City Public Schools and then on to Central State College in Edmond, OK and UCLA in California. Marjorie worked for Red Cross, KOMA Radio, MKT Railroad, Macklenburg Duncan, and FAA. She spent most of her career in the defense department in southern California. She rose to GS-13, Manager of Procurement in the Defense Department. Marjorie was one of the first women managers in her department. She retired at the age of 62 in 1989 and moved to Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma with her beloved husband Douglas Thompson. Marjorie enjoyed many things including square dancing and traveling. She had a deep love for elephants and collected over 1500 elephants in her Lake Eufaula home. She was known as the elephant lady. Marjorie was an excellent cook and she loved to entertain with great social graces.
Marjorie is survived by daughter Diana Gail Blochl (Larry) of Temecula, CA, son David Keith Smith (Nancy) of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Heidi, Becky, Crystal, Justin, Jordan; three great-grandchildren Casey, Ella, Emery and cousin Vera Lea Groesbeck.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Muriel Hingeley. husband Douglas Thompson, sister Jean Hingeley Robbins, and her dear dachshund Beau.
Mom was a real people person who made friends easily. She treated everyone with dignity and respect and instilled that in her children. She worked hard and played hard. She lived life to the fullest.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, OK.