Booklover, beloved daughter and sister
Anne (Lacy) Thompson, a longtime Claremont resident, died on June 30, 2014 after a brief illness. She was 60.
She was born in Barnett, Hertfordshire, England on November 17, 1953. In 1956 her family immigrated to Montreal, Canada. In 1961, the family immigrated to Pomona, California before settling in Claremont in 1962.
Ms. Thompson attended Claremont schools through high school and graduated from Claremont High in 1971. She went on to graduate from Cal Poly Pomona in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and became a US citizen in 1981.
In high school, she worked at the Claremont Laundry on Indian Hill. In her professional career, she worked for many years at Hughes and Lockheed Martin as a computer programmer. Most recently, she found her niche in caregiving for people who were homebound or in need of extra assistance.
Anne was an optimist, always looking for the good in others, and she liked a good laugh. Her circle of friends was small but enduring. She especially enjoyed her daily phone conversations with her brother, Rick.
She traveled some, returning to England a few times over the years exploring the old castles and ruins and stuff. She was happiest, however, when curled up with a good book with her beloved dog by her side. Mysteries, self-improvement and historical fiction and nonfiction were among her favorite genres.
Ms. Thompson was a computer whiz, but she had a creative side as well. She enjoyed flower arranging and during Christmas, her favorite holiday, she prided herself on her artful gift-wrapping. She will be deeply missed.
She leaves her parents, Garry and Dorothy Lacy; her brother, Rick Lacy; a nephew, Seth Lacy, and two nieces, Elizabeth and Emilie Lacy.