Mary Lynn (Best) Thompson passed from this life on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 59. Mary was born on May 9, 1959 in Sonoma County, California to Lowell Best and Helen (Randolph) Best.
Mary grew up in California and she attended school there. After receiving her training as a nurse, Mary worked as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in California where she remained for approximately 12 years. Mary moved to Oklahoma in 1998. Mary met the love of her life and was married to Darren Land Thompson. She worked for Oklahoma State University Extension Service specializing with the Elderly Outreach Program. Mary worked in several Outreach offices for OSU. Mary later worked with Eufaula Hospital for approximately three years before transitioning in her career to home health care.
Mary loved crafting, floral arranging, and home decorating. She loved to garden and raised a variety of fruits and vegetables in her gardens. She was passionate about growing morning glory flowers and she enjoyed a quiet life, which she shared with her family and close friends.
Mary was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother and she will be missed by her many good friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Lowell and Helen Best; and an infant brother, Michael Dean "Baby" Best.
Mary is survived by her husband, Darren L. Thompson of the home; a daughter, Randi Deanne Hirsch of Tulsa; a son, Dalton Price Thompson of Checotah; two grandchildren, Abbigail Lynn Hirsch of Tulsa and Logan Denver Chandler of Checotah; a brother, Ronald Dean Best of Cotati, CA; a sister, Debbie Best of McAlester, OK; a niece, April Dawn Wisman of McAlester; and a nephew, Troy Dale Wisman of McAlester; as well as other extended family and many good friends.
A memorial service for Mary will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Integrity Chapel, 410 E. Trudgeon Street in Henryetta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.