DaVise Outhier Thomson, 88, died peacefully surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved on Jan. 24, 2014.
DaVise was born at home in Barneston, Neb. on March 16, 1925 to Samuel E and Kitty (Wallace) Outhier. She grew up in Barneston and during World War II and she worked in the Grand Island Ammunition plant doing her part for the war effort.
DaVise married Jack Kale Thomson in Beatrice, Neb. on May 18, 1951 and they had three children. They resided in Mulvane, Kan. from 1956 to 1972 where he was stationed with the Kansas Highway Patrol. The family moved to Gardner in 1972 where they lived until Jack’s death in November of 2012.
DaVise worked at Allied Signal/Honeywell in Olathe for 35 years as an assembly line operator where she was known as the “cake lady”.
She also loved to travel with her daughter Kelly where they saw the mountains of Colorado, Paris, Italy, New York and her favorite trip to see the Pope. DaVise was a devout Catholic belonging to Divine Mercy Catholic Church and the Altar Society in Gardner.
She enjoyed gardening, KU basketball and her LA Lakers. DaVise loved decorating cakes for birthdays, weddings and other special events. She and her husband always had an open door for the neighborhood children. DaVise will be remembered for her sense of humor, giving spirit and enjoyment of life. She will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years, Jack K Thomson; son, Sean Thomson; brother, Galen and wife Vernie and great-grandson, Isaac Halford.
DaVise is survived by her sister, Marge Brandt and husband Harold, of St. George, Utah; son, Jon Thomson, of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; daughter, Kelly and husband Ray Juiliano and Stripe and the boys, of Kansas City, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Thomson, of Wellsville, Kan.; grandchildren, Nicole, Kale, Cody, Tricia, David, Teresa and Jeff; great grandchildren, Katelyn and Lauren.
Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m., Jan. 29, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Rosary precedes the service at 10 a.m. with a visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Inurnment follows at 2:30 p.m., at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.