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Marylou Thompson

October 2, 1940 — November 7, 2014

Marylou Thompson
Age 74, of Watkins Glen, passed away November 7, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Marylou was born Oct. 2, 1940 in Elmira, NY to Robert and Ann Burke Caldwell. She graduated from Watkins Glen Central School in 1958 and from the University of Rochester in 1962. She married Donald Thompson Dec. 28, 1963 at the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen. Marylou was a 4th grade teacher at the Watkins Glen Elementary School for 34 years, retiring in 1998. She also worked as a press registrar and media credential coordinator for the Grand Prix Corporation and Watkins Glen International from 1967-2010. She was predeceased by her father, Robert Caldwell, in 1944, her husband, Commander Donald Thompson, USN in 1967, her mother, Elizabeth Ann Burke Caldwell Wait, in 1993, her stepfather, John Baxter Wait, in 2002, and her brother, Robert Caldwell in 2011. Mo is survived by her siblings; Wendy (Craig) Royal of Troutman, NC, Christopher Wait of Statesville, NC, and Denisse (Ken) Toal of Batavia, NY. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews; Liberty (Ken) Green of Troutman, NC, Michael (Mary) Royal and their daughter, Mary Connelly Royal of Mooresville, NC, Nathan (Angela) Farnsworth and their son Parton James Farnsworth of Triangle, VA, Corey Royal of Statesville, NC, Cassandra Wait of Watkins Glen, and Justin Wait and Kaley Wait of Statesville, NC. She is also survived by her feline companions, Chloe and Fiona. In addition, Mo is survived by her godson, Shawn and his daughter Cassidy Grace Callahan of Fairport, NY; and Scott Callahan of Rochester, NY, by her in-laws Doris (Chuck) Leech of Traverse City, MI and Loyd (Hilda) Thompson of Rochester, NY, and well as several “Wellsville” nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. Marylou was a supporter of the Watkins Glen Public Library and the International Motor Racing Research Center. Memorials may be made to either of these organizations. There are no prior visiting hours. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm; followed by burial at Lakeview Cemetery. You may sign a guestbook or light a “Candle of Remembrance” online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.
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