Cover photo for Geneva Myrtle Thompson's Obituary
Geneva Myrtle Thompson Profile Photo
1927 Geneva 2023

Geneva Myrtle Thompson

March 12, 1927 — May 19, 2023

Natalia, Texas

Born March 12,1927 in Somerset, Texas to parents John Henry Cowley and Geneva Stacy Cowley. Myrtle attended High School in Poteet, Texas and graduated at the age 16 as salutatorian in 1943. Soon after graduating, she was employed at the First State Bank in Poteet. At that time, she was 1 of 3 employees. Myrtle continued to work until the love of her life, William L Thompson (Bill) came home on leave from the Navy. They were married on November 27, 1943 in Poteet and honeymooned at Garner State park before Bill returned to duty in San Diego.

Myrtle stayed in Poteet until Bill was discharged in February 1945. Bill and Myrtle had a son, Billy Lawrence in 1947 and a daughter Nancy Jean in 1950. They then moved to a 130 acre farm in Bigfoot, Texas. In 1956, Bill continued to work in San Antonio and also on the farm. Son, Robert Hal was born in 1956 followed by son John Chris in 1957 and Jeff Stacy in 1958. Myrtle and Bill moved to Devine where they stayed until their children graduated high school. They then moved to La Pryor, Texas where Myrtle worked on the Chaprrosa Ranch as house caretaker which she enjoyed and loved. In 1991, after the passing of her husband, Myrtle moved back to Devine where she enjoyed her church, flowers, yard work and great friends. Myrtle remained in the Devine/Natalia area until her Passing.

Myrtle is preceded in heaven by her husband William L. Thompson. Parents, John and Geneva Cowley. Children, Nancy Schwarzbach, Robert Hal Thompson and Billy Thompson. Siblings, Robert (Bub) Cowley and Francis Carr. Sister in law Betty Gene Cowley. Son in law, Thomas F. Schwarzbach.

Myrtle leaves behind her son John Chris Thompson, son Jeff Thompson and wife Andrea Thompson. Daughters in law, Judy Thompson and Priscilla Thompson. Grandchildren: Mike, Lisa, Joseph, Melissa, Shawn, Amber, Jeremy, Ashlea, Allyson, Adam, Erin, Elizabeth, Tyler and Kelsie, Shannon, Billy and Andrew. Great-grandchildren: Josh, Noah, Samantha, John John, Aria, Grayson, Madison, Karysn, Ava, Charles, Destiny, Ethan, Jacey, Caleb, Campbell, Tatum, Presley, Reagan, Remington, Vincent, Terryn, Jessica, Cora Kate, Billy, Joseph, Cooper, Ashton, Logan, Landon, Avery, Eli, Ella, Liam, Andon and Aevin. Great great grandchildren: Mackenzie and Brooks We are beyond grateful for Debbie Clemens, not only for providing the best care to Myrtle but also being a great friend to her in her later years.

Funeral service will be held at Primrose Funeral Services in Devine Texas on May 31st. Viewing will start at 10:30am with funeral service following at 12:00pm. Graveside service immediately after at Sand Branch Cemetery.: FM 2504 Kyote, Tx

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Geneva Myrtle Thompson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Primrose Funeral Services - Devine

303 College Ave., Devine, TX 78016

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Primrose Funeral Services - Devine

303 College Ave., Devine, TX 78016

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Sand Branch Cemtery

FM 2504, Kyote, TX

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 310

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree