PHOENIX, NY – Laura Post Thompson, 97, former Phoenix, resident, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014, at the Chittenango Center for Rehabilitation & Health Care, Chittenango, NY.
She was born in the town of Camillus, NY, to her late parents, Mary (Zimmerman) and William Post on March 13, 1916.
She was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1933.
When she entered the workforce, at age 18 her hourly rate was $ .32 .in the wrapping room at Nestle Co., Fulton.
Later, she worked for Columbia Mills Co., Minetto, NY.
They were manufacturers of venetian blinds.
Laura continued her education with two years of college.
She was hired as an auditor for the IRS in Syracuse, NY, retiring in 1962 after 32 years of service.
Laura was a longtime member of the Phoenix United Methodist Church.
Besides her parents, she predeceased by her husband, Walter Pixley Thompson, on July 23, 1994; her sister, Helen M. Reichel on Dec. 24, 2005; her brother, Donald Post.
Surviving are her nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Marion Moore-Colgan officiating.
Spring burial will be in Belle Isle Cemetery, town of Camillus.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service in the funeral home.