Irene Celia Thompson


Irene Celia Thompson died on Dec. 28 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. She was 89 years old.

Thompson was born July 12, 1919 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was the sixth of 12 children of Mary Faye Nault and Victor Joseph Ladrie. She traveled extensively throughout the world, living for a period on the United States Territory of Guam in the Mariana Islands, before settling in Malibu.

Thompson worked for the Housing Division of the United States Navy and raised five children-Jeanette Binion and Shirley McGlinchy of Port Hueneme; Joan Langer of Northridge; Tommy Thompson of Reno, Nevada; and Jean Kasem of Bel-Air.

Thompson spent her last years living with her daughter Jean Kasem and her husband, Casey, in Bel-Air, where she involved herself in the community, social concerns and numerous charitable institutions.

Thompson is survived by her five children and more than three dozen grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.