We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Croxford Funeral Home
Dorothy “DoDo” Beatrice Thompson, 98 of Billings, MT formerly of Rapid City SD passed away on May 31, 2022, at Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings MT with her sister Mary by her side. Dorothy was born January 30, 1924, to Vincent F. and Martha J. Daly in Great Falls, MT. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Noon.
Dorothy was a very accomplished woman, she started her career working for Western Union covering Western part of the United States. While she was home in Great Falls visiting on many of her trips, she met and married the love of her life, John Thompson in 1972, they made their home in Rapid City beginning in 1976. She became the Assistant Office Manager and Receptionist of former Senator Tom Daschle until her retirement at the ripe young age of 82.
Dorothy loved people and was always giving her special hugs, she had great compassion towards others and a special love for her family and friends. She enjoyed golfing and bowling. She was an advocate and volunteer for our Veterans and their organizations. She served as the 22nd La Presidente Nationale in 1985 had the honor of laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC and was gifted with a star in the National Star Registry named Dorothy’s Baby by the Maryland chapter.
Dorothy was member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City; St Bernard Catholic Church, Billings, MT; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 33, Piedmont, SD; BPO Doe’s Drove #33, Rapid City, SD; Germany 40 & 8 ers’ Association Life Member; DAV Auxilliary Life Member; WWI Auxiliary; Women of Moose Lodge #1221 Life Member; SD VA Black Hills National Cemetery (support group); V.F.W. Auxiliary, Great Falls, MT #1087; 8/40 Club; & La Societe de Femme Life Member & La Presidente Nationale Passe for the year 1985.
Dorothy is proceeded in death by her parents, husband John Thompson; son Earl W. Morgan; Granddaughter, Michelle Morgan; Brothers Vincent Daly and Henry Daly; Sisters Pat Schilla and Martha Holland; She is survived by bother William (Mary Ann) Daly, sister Mary (Richard) Purnell; step-daughter Michele Thompson-Burriel, Great Grandson Dylan Haskell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her special niece Patti Freer not only assisted her when she lived in South Dakota but when the time came that she needed more help, she moved Dorothy into her home in Billings, MT. The family would also like to recognize the many years of support Dorothy received from her friends that helped her stay independent as long as she could and a special thank you to “her Coty”, Coty Terry of Rapid City, SD. The Family would also like to thank the staff of Compassus Hospice team: Becca, Laura, Paula, and Cheryl as well as the staff from Riverstone Hospice Home. Their support and car of Dorothy was amazing.