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Marie Thompson



Marie Thompson, age 78, longtime Sunnyside restaurant owner passed away on Dec. 10, 2013 in The Dalles, Ore.

Marie was born Oct. 23, 1935 in Evening Shade, Arkansas, the daughter of Archie and Eula (Bacon) Whitlock. She received her elementary education in Arkansas. In 1973, Marie began her career in the restaurant business in managing a restaurant in Klamath Falls, Ore.

On Feb. 15, 1975 she married Jim Thompson in Richland, Wash. From 1978 to 1985, she and Jim operated Thompson's Asparagus Farm and from 1980 to 1985, operated J&M Janitorial. From 1985 to 2007, she owned and operated various restaurants including, Sunnyside Sales Yard Café, Toppenish Sales Yard Café, Farmers Inn...

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