Mil­dred S. Thomp­son


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

Mil­dred S. Thomp­son, 88, a mem­ber of Fair­fax United Methodist Church, where she did vol­un­teer work and was ac­tive in United Methodist Women and the al­tar guild, died Jan. 4 at a nurs­ing fa­cil­ity in Blacks­burg, Va. She had Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

Mrs. Thomp­son spent her early ca­reer do­ing sec­re­tar­ial work for the FBI, where her hus­band also worked. She and her hus­band, who re­mained with the agency af­ter she left, owned and op­er­ated the Chan­tilly Mo­tel from 1953 to 1961.

In the late 1970s, Mrs. Thomp­son was an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant in Ge­orge Ma­son Uni­ver­sity’s hu­man re­sources depart­ment.

A long­time Fair­fax County res­i­dent, she moved in 1998 to a se­ries of re­tire­ment and as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­i­ties and set­tled in Blacks­burg in 2006.

Mil­dred Sch­lar­man was born in Pitts­burgh and grewup mostly in Washington, where she was sa­lu­ta­to­rian of her Ana­cos­tia High School grad­u­at­ing class of 1940. She at­tended Strayer Busi­ness Col­lege.

Her hus­band of 54 years, Car­lyle E. Thomp­son, died in 1998.

Sur­vivors in­clude three chil­dren, Car­lyle R. Thomp­son of Win­field, Pa., Robert C. Thomp­son of Water­ford, Va., and Car­lene T. Arthur of Chris­tians­burg, Va.; five grand­chil­dren; and two great-grand­chil­dren.

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