Sarah Ann (Burgett) Thompson
29 December 1928
Death called another pioneer woman of this county: Mrs. Sarah Ann Thompson, who was stricken with heart disease at her home near Tudor. Last Saturday she died before the service of a doctor could be secured. Mrs. Thompson, who was sixty-nine years of age, had been apparently as well as usual. That evening, after writing several letters, she departed to the bathroom to take a bath before retiring for the night. The first intimation that the family had, that she had been stricken, was when they heard her fall..death came almost instantly. Mrs. Thompson, with her husband, have made their home near Tudor for the past year, moving there from the old Thompson Homestead, west of Sutter City, where the late father of George Thompson resided and where he grew the first seedless grapes which bears his name. Mrs. Thompson was a kind and neighborly woman whom all esteemed and respected. She was a member of the church at Meridian and active in religious work. A person who had known her for more than a generation, today said as a friend "She was a loyal friend and true companion, as a neighbor she was one who spoke no evil, thought none, heard none." Can any greater tribute be paid to the excellence of her character? She is gone but not forgotten.
Dedicated in Her Memory
A Mother's heart holds many Charms
When I was young and in her Arms
And in her Heart...a true Devine
I love you yet...Dear Mother...Mine..
By Her Daughter: Lulu Voorhees.