NORMA INEZ WHITSON THOMSON, age 78, passed away at home with her family by her side on February 27, 2005. Born on December 28, 1926 in Cole, OK. A former resident of Torrance and Huntington Beach, she last resided in Yucaipa, CA for 36 years. She was a registrar for 15 years at Beaumont High School. Preceded in death by husband Philip H. Thomson and son Jon Daryl Payne.
Survivors include daughters, Karen L. (Glen) Landis and Denise A. Payne, both of Yucaipa, CA, Dena Wiley, Las Vegas, NV, Dana (Kevin) McCoy, Orem, UT; sons Vernon "Bud" (Michele) Payne, Moorpark, CA, Steven B. (Claudia) Payne, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; brothers Doyle Whitson, Lancaster, CA, Donald Whitson, Yucaipa, CA; sisters Faye Ward, Yucaipa, CA, Rita Doyle, Banning, CA, Glenda Sparling, San Jacinto, CA; 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 4, 4-8 pm at Weaver Mortuary Chapel, Beaumont, and 9 am until 10:45 AM on Saturday, March 5, in the Relief Society Room of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Calimesa Ward. Funeral service at 11 am under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont. Burial will be at Desert Lawn Cemetery, Calimesa, CA.