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Sharon Lynnette Wigness Thompson

Sharon Lynnette Wigness Thompson passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Glasgow, Mont.

Sharon’s family will receive friends on Sunday, July 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 3, at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral services and burial will follow the luncheon.

She was born on May 31, 1932, to Charlotte and Porter Wigness and raised in Fortuna, N.D. Sharon was the oldest of five children, Arden, Gerald, Alan, and Susan. She was raised in a loving extended family and Sharon always said her cousins were like her siblings.

Sharon married Kenneth Thompson on October 24, 1948, in Fortuna. Sharon and Kenny welcomed six children to their marriage - Cleo (deceased as an infant), Debby, Brian, Diana, Tom, and Lisa. Family was special to Sharon and Kenny. When the children were young, camping and boating at Fort Peck Lake were much-loved activities for them all.

Sharon will always be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends, her kind, gentle and giving nature and her solid faith in God. She lived her life by Micah 6: 8 “God has told you what is good; and what is it that the Lord asks of you?  Only to act justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God”. 

Sharon was always a caretaker whether it be her own children, grandchildren or anyone in need. Many a grandchild called Grandma from school when they were “sick,” knowing she would never say no.

In their early years, Kenny and Sharon ran a custom combining business together with Ken’s brother, Douglas. Sharon worked many jobs throughout her life. She was a school lunch aide at the South Side School and also worked at Glasgow’s infamous Hi Hat Drive-In for many years. In her later years, she was a companion caretaker for many elderly Glasgow residents. She loved doing this and did not think of it as a job, but more as a calling and considered it a privilege to spend time with them.

Sharon is preceded in death by her husband Kenny Thompson; infant daughter Cleo; son Tom Thompson; son-in-law Lynn Cornwell; great-granddaughter Devon Thompson and great-grandson Carder Johnson.

Sharon is survived by children, Debby Cornwell, Brian Thompson, Diana (Jeff) Boyle, Lisa (Robert) Legare and daughter-in-law Dawn Thompson. Sharon cherished her grandchildren, Michelle (Chad) Hoover, Cody (Juli) Cornwell, Jamie (Eric) Hafenfeld, Kirk (Britney) Cornwell, Cory (Kim) Zimmerman, Shayne (Amy) Zimmerman, Jillian (Michael) Dunstan, Rikki Boyle, Rocky (Haylee) Thompson, Brandi (Nathan Dale) Thompson, Joshua (Mandi) Thompson, Grant (Bethany) Legare, Gage (Sierra) Legare, Bryce Legare; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mom-Grandma - we love and miss you greatly. Life certainly will not be the same without you. You will be in our hearts forever.


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