The Williamson County Sun, January 21, 2004
Gypsie Rea Mitcheltree Thompson
Gypsie Rea Thompson, 86, formerly of Buda,
died of natural causes Tuesday, January 13, 2004 in
Georgetown where she had resided for the last 16
months with her daughter and son-in-law, Karry
and Roger Matson.
She was born March 15, 1917 in Burnet to Andrew
and Coosa Mae Mitcheltree. Her family lived in
the Luling and Prairie Lea area where she completed
11th grade at Luling High School in 1934.
She married Jalett Conner of Prairie Lea
in 1934 and had two children, Connie and Toby.
Jalett served in the U.S. Navy as a chief
petty officer aboard the USS Ommaney Bay and was
killed when his ship was hit by a kamikaze plane in
the Leyte Gulf. In 1946, she married J. D.
Thompson, a Silver Star recipient and a Pearl
harbor survivor. They had four children: Judy,
Karry Kay, Putt and Clay.
She is survived by her children Connie
Armbruster of Brackettville, Toby Conner
and wife Maureen of Schertz, Judy Powell
of Austin, Karry Kay Matson and husband Roger
of Georgetown, Putt Thompson and wife Jill
of Crow Agency, Montana, and Clay Thompson
and wife Calise of Bulverde, Texas. She also
leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 16
Gypsie was the last of eight siblings and was also
preceded in death by her parents; her former
husband; and sons-in-law Ronnie Armbruster
and Sammy Powell.
A celebration of life was held at the Buda United
Methodist Church on Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 11
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of
Gypsie Thompson to the Buda United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 1196, Buda, 78610
Arrangements under the direction of Harrel Funeral
Home in Austin.