Geneva Myrtle Thompson

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 Chaparrosa 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. 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, and Cooper. 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. The viewing will start at 10:30am with funeral service following at 12:00pm. Graveside service immediately after at Sand Branch Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Services in Devine, Texas.
Primrose Funeral Services: 303 College Ave. Devine, Tx 78016
Sand Branch Cemetery: FM 2504, Kyote, Tx