Jeanetta Laurine Thompson

St George, UT – Jeanetta Laurine Thompson, 63 passed away Sunday April 14, 2019 after her courageous fight with Ovarian Cancer.  She was born in Ogden, Utah to Jay & Betty Thompson.

Jeanetta was a special education paraprofessional for over 20 years where she was loved by many of her students and faculty.  She loved being a mom, not only to her 5 children but to the many children in her life and she always made every situation special.  She taught her children to be positive in life, learn from mistakes, be your own person, take responsibility, the importance of empathy and how to throw a baseball.  Jeanetta was full of love and would do anything for anyone.  Service was a top priority in her life, even when struggling herself she never missed a 12 days of Christmas for a family in need.  She made numerous quilts for the children’s hospital, and many other service projects.

Jeanetta loved spending her time quilting where she loved giving her beautiful quilts to family and friends.  She loved critters, crafting, reading, garage sales, watching crime shows, and hallmark movies.   She had such a contagious laugh and her goal in life was to build great relationships where she would leave notes to those she loved.  Even fighting cancer, she was able to go on adventures that were on her bucket list.  She went parasailing over the ocean, went on a cruise and was able to experience Disneyland with her grandkids. She loved to sing even though she couldn’t carry a tune.  In her head, she always said she sounded like an angel.

She loved living in St. George where she touched many lives.  One of her favorite places to be was the cabin in Sterling where she would spend time with her sisters cooking, laughing, sewing, and crying.  They always had an amazing time and she loved “Sisters Weekend.”, the sisters bond was strong throughout her life.

She is survived by her five children Veronica Martinez (Luke) Vancouver, Washington, Alexander Martinez SLC, Utah, Candice Martinez St. George, Utah, Andie Martinez (Samm Moody) Albuquerque, New Mexico, and John Martinez (Jenny) Hooper, Utah.   The pride and joy of her life were her 8 grandchildren, and 5 honorary grandchildren.  Her siblings, Ronald Thompson (LouJean) Layton, Utah, Nathalia Crookston, Montpelier, Idaho, Jim Facer (Candi) Huntsville, Utah.   Mary Steinke (Darrell) St. George, Utah, Wendee Thompson, Salem Oregon.  She loved being an aunt and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her faithful companion, her furbaby, Max.

Jeanetta came to live with her sister in St George 10 months ago to continue her battle with cancer, she was surrounded by many people that loved her and she touched numerous lives with love, hope and her inspirational outlook on life.

We want to thank Dr. Nadauld, and the entire IHC Genomics team in St. George Utah for the love, support, and hope in life they gave her.  We will be forever grateful for the treatment and support that we received during the past 10 months.

Funeral services will be Friday April 19th at Lindquist Mortuary 3408 Washington Blvd in South Ogden UT.  We will be having a viewing from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm on Friday, and will be followed with a celebration of life at Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd, South Ogden, at 2:00 pm.

Friends and family are welcome to join us for Jeanetta’s celebration of life

Please sign the online guest book for the family at: Arrangements entrusted to Spilsbury Mortuary in Saint George, Utah.



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3408 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT


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17 Responses

  1. She was always so nice to us as children and always had time to spend with us. Even tho she wasn’t much older, she treated us as adults and made us feel special. I haven’t seen her much in adulthood but I always remembered how nice she always was.

  2. Mary – know Mom and I are sending you our strength, our prayers and our support. And remember, it’s OK to cry.

  3. Jeanetta was an inspiration to me and I mostly loved her smile and zest for life. I regret that due to my own circumstances I will be unable to be at the services but my love and best wishes will be surrounding her loved ones as they celebrate her wonderful life and remember so many precious and touching memories. My love to all.

  4. Jeanetta . We had so much fun growing up learned .lots done lots fun things when missy was born you were so happy for me and you said you wanted another baby and at that time you were.we have have lots fun since had tea partys with grandkids and sleep overs all in we had fun I’m really going to miss you but you’ll ALWAYS be in my Heart I love You my

  5. Janetta I’m so grateful to have you in my and my mom’s life and my children I still remember the time you gave makayla some education books. And have tea party’s at your house with your grandchildren you guys where haveing so much fun.
    All I know is you will be missed by so many people you’re laughing your smile will All ways will be cherished.
    We all you know that you’re in a better place and we love you dearly

  6. I wish I could be there to celebrate Jeanetta and share stories. She’s forever in my heart and memories. I will be there in spirit laughing and crying along side of you. Rest In Peace my sweet Jeannetta.

  7. Rest in peace, I’m so sorry your gone, our Heavenly Father has called you home,I look forward to seeing you again in a perfect, peaceful world filled with love, until we meet again, I love you!!!

  8. I met you very late on this final journey,you made a lasting impression on me.thank you Jeanetta for finding me and teaching me how to see.we shall meet in happier times and sing together friend.

  9. I wish I had met jeanetta many years ago instead of 6 weeks ago.she made quite an impression on me….I so wanted her friendship. Later…we can sing in that angelic choir.thanks jeanetta for the smiles .blessings and peace attend you and yours.

  10. Jeannetta was a very special person. We became friends over the years and she always treated my children well. Always remembered them and they loved her dearly. I considered her to be my “comadre”. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

  11. You will be missed. You touched so many young lives. God knows where those kids would have ended up, without your interventions. As a parent of one of those kids, I will be forever grateful. Fly high, you’ve earned those wings

  12. I will always remember how much fun and laughter Jeannetta brought into a room! Remember her in all the laughter of the kids that she always delighted in being a part of. I wish I could be with you guys celebrating her life Friday, but I will be celebrating by being present at the Goalball tournament for the blind with my Son. I love you guys!

  13. Sweet loving Jeanette will be forever missed. She was our next door neighbor for too short of time. Her yard, watching the birds & her chickens gave her such joy. Her oatmeal butterscotch cookies were best! She befriended my youngest granddaughter Ava who attended the school where she worked. The books and handmade pillowcases she made for Ava and her sister are treasured gifts.Our thought & prayers are with you all. Jeanetta’s sweet soul is heaven bound, new friends and new adventures.

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