Mildred “Mid” Thompson, 95, of Terre Haute, passed away October 7th, 2018 in Westminster Village. She was born December 26th, 1922, in Terre Haute, to Andrew Gayso and Erma Kerkes Gayso. Her husband of 24 years, Walter Thompson, preceded her in death in 1970.
Survivors include niece Debra Laycock; great nephews, Donald Eugene Baker and his wife Kamalla and their children Zion, Westin, and Ariell; Kevin Lee Baker and his wife Lynette and their children Brianna and her son Layton, Gavin, Mercedes, and Hayden; Eric Allen Baker and his wife Melissa and their children Brye, Angeleagh, and Caitlyn; and several other nephews and nieces in Terre Haute, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. She also was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a nephew, Donald; a niece, Patricia; eight brothers, Andy, Steve, John, Joe, Father Edward, Vince, Lou, and Michael Gayso; and four sisters, Erma Meehan, Rosemary Kirby, Matilda Gayso, and Margaret Baker.
She had worked 16 years for the Stamping Mill. Mid was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She loved life and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed socializing and excelled at making people laugh. She was always joking around and never took herself too seriously. It was a joy spending time with Aunt Mid. She was warm and caring always looking out for everyone’s well-being. She would help out whenever anyone had a need. We thank God for giving her a full life and touching the lives of everyone who knew her.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Debra Laycock for all the years of dedication in helping care for Aunt Mid. Also, Leroy Manuel for his help in caring and spending time with Aunt Mid. Finally, the staff of Westminster Village for making Aunt Mid feel at home and caring for her almost 3 years.
Visitation for Mid will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 12-1 PM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, 2322 N 13th 1/2 St, #1, Terre Haute, IN 47804 with funeral Mass beginning at 1:00 PM burial at Calvary Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made the alzheimers association. Online condolences may be left at Samaritanfunerals.com