Harriet Thompson Obituary

Harriet Ann (Eldred) Thompson
Harriet Ann (Eldred) Thompson
Harriet Ann (Eldred) Thompson

May 22, 1910 - July 16, 2004
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Harriet Ann (Eldred) Thompson, 94, passed from this life on Friday, July 16, 2004 at the Scottish Rite Park Home. Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, July 20 in the Penthouse at Scottish Rite Park Home in Des Moines. A private family graveside service will take place at Woodland Cemetery, in Des Moines.

Harriet was born the daughter of William M. and Myrtle Meyer Eldred on May 22, 1910 in Des Moines. She was a graduate of the School of Journalism at Drake University. Harriet married Raymond L. Thompson at Newton, Iowa, in 1932. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Suzanne, William and Raymond Jr.

Mrs. Thompson was the last living child of Myrtle Meyer Eldred, who was the first female syndicated columnist for The Des Moines Register advice column "Your Baby and Mine" which ran for over 50 years. Harriet Eldred Thompson shared authorship with her mother for many of the later years, although her name was never used in the by-line.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her two sons, William R. "Bill" Thompson and his wife Mary Jane of Lake Panorama and Raymond L. Thompson Jr. of Derry, NH; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thompson was preceded into eternal life by her parents; her husband, Raymond on May 23, 1988; her daughter, Suzanne T. Blazer; her brother, Philip Eldred; and her sister, Janice Morris.

The family will greet friends following the service on Tuesday, July 20 at the Scottish Rite Park Home, in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.





Scottish Rite Park
2909 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
2:00 PM