Emma Gardiner Thomson

E m m a Gardiner Thomson, 93, was born to Martha and Earl Gardiner when the family lived up Bear Creek near Ada, Ore. When Emma was 3 years old, her family moved nearer Siltcoos Lake to what is still the family farm.
   She married Donald Thomson in 1942 and they moved to Kodiak, Alaska, where both were employed at the Naval Air Station for four years before returning to Oregon.
   Emma was the Westlake Postmaster for 24 years, retiring in 1991.
   Survivors are her daughter, Lois Rodrigues; her son Don Thomson; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren ; and her brother, Jackie Gardiner.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years; and her sisters: June Smith and Maxine Winkleman Swartzlender.
   At her request, no services will be held.
   Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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