Sandra (Sandy) Sue Thompson, 74, passed away at home Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 after a battle with cancer that began 14 years ago.

She was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Monticello, a daughter of Lawrence Earl (L.E.) and Alice Margaret Benson Marquiss. She is survived by her husband, Col. (ret) Walter L Thompson of Annetta, Texas, and stepdaughter Gaileon Thompson (husband Jason Owens) of North Richland Hills, Texas. Sandy is also survived by her sisters Connie (Terry) Hendrix, Patricia (Dan) Gale, and Debra Marquiss, all of Monticello.

Sandy was a graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, majoring in physical education. Sandy loved travel, which was evident throughout her career, having worked for Eastern Airlines, The University of Texas as its Travel Manager, and ultimately retiring from Delta Airlines. Sandy was an artist of many talents, and loved to collect art while traveling the world with Walt and their dear friends.

She had been a member of the CAF Gulf Coast Wing for over 30 years and was the founding editor of the "Cowl Flaps" newsletter, and also Wing Information Officer for several years.

Visitation was on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford, Texas. A private gravesite service was held Jan. 30 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Afterwards, all friends and family joined in a celebration of her life at the home of Walt Thompson.