Merced Sun Star
June 24, 1971
 Estella Thompson
 Funeral services will be held Saturday morning for Mrs. Estella M. Thompson, Merced resident who died in a local convalescent hospital Wednesday.
 Rev. Bryan White of the First Christian Church will officiate at the 8:30 a.m. rites at the Mission Chapel of Ivers and Alcorn. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 7, 1882 in Black Hawk County, Iowa. She had been a resident of Merced for 58 years.
 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Esther Ashworth and Mrs. Dorothy Beutel, both of Merced; a brother, Chester Baldwin of El Paso, Tex., nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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