Ann Murdock Thompson, 84, of Iona, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at her home. She was under the care of her family and Alliance Hospice.

Ann was born March 30, 1928 in Sugar City, Idaho to Sterling Andrew Murdock and Lorena Ellsworth Murdock. She attended Bates elementary School and graduated from Teton High School.  She continued her education at Boise State University.

On April 1, 1953 she married Darwin Ralph Thompson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Ann was a mother and a homemaker. She and Darwin raised five children.

She lived in many parts of Idaho, including Sugar City, Bates, Ammon, and Iona. She and Darwin were residents of Salmon for 52 years, where she helped to pioneer a genealogy library.

Ann was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a stake and ward Young Women’s President, in several relief society presidencies, and as a Seminary teacher. She also served as a missionary in the Texas - Louisiana Mission.

Ann enjoyed cake decorating, quilting, designing crossword puzzles, and picnicking with family. She was a great cook.

Survivors include:

Husband: Darwin Thompson of Iona, ID;

Son: Rex (Lynne)Thompson of Ammon, ID;

Daughter: Debra (Robert)Pontius of Beaumont, TX;

Son: David (Stacey) Thompson of Centennial, CO;

Son: Kent Thompson of Ammon, ID;

Daughter: Sheila (Eric)Scoresby of Iona, ID;

22 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren;

Brother: Lorin (Dorothy)Murdock of Paris, TX; and

Sisters: Donna (Lamar) Thompson of Victor, ID; Lorena (Richard) Whiting of Idaho Falls, ID; and Marva (Philip)Condie of St. George, UT.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jean Nash and Ruth Thompson; and brothers, Sterling Murdock, Lyle Murdock, and Grant Murdock.

Funeral services for Ann will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Iona LDS 1st Ward Building (5169 Denning Avenue).  The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Wood Funeral Home East Side (963 South Ammon Road) and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the church.  Burial will be in Iona Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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