Helen Thompson passed quietly from this earth on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Helen was born on March 5, 1950 to Zella and Raymond Pennington in Artesia, New Mexico. She lived her entire life, met and married the love of her life, Larry Thompson, and raised her three daughters in Artesia.
She and Larry married on April 29, 1967, and celebrated 55 years of marriage in April. Together, they raised their three daughters, Penelope, Stephanie and Jennifer and have celebrated the births of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her passions were her family, gardening, cooking and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Zella Pennington, brother, Austin Pennington, sister, Louise McClure, and father-in-law T.C. Thompson.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Thompson of Artesia, daughters Penelope Binkley with husband J.D. Binkley of Artesia, daughter Stephanie Pack with husband Casey Pack of Lovington, and daughter Jennifer Smith with husband Bryan Smith, of Omaha, NE, six grandchildren, JJ Fafrak, Dalton Binkley, Zachary Pack and wife Lacey, Makenzy Pack, Delaney Pack, and Brianna Smith, two great-grandchildren, Harper and Jaxson Pack, sister, Edna Lofties and husband Jerry of Rio Rancho, and mother-in-law, Charlene Thompson of Artesia .
A gathering will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 10 to 11:30 am at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Contributions in Helen's name can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.