Marie Thompson will be moving to Reno soon. What a loss for Winnemucca.
Marie is a founding member of the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary, one of
the original "Pink Ladies" and a true original herself. She
was the force behind the Auxiliary's nursing scholarship program,
which has helped fund the education of dozens of nursing professionals.
She also can be thanked for helping to launch the Poke & Peek Thrift
Shop, from very humble beginnings as a hospital "yard sale."
The Auxiliary, under Marie's leadership and guidance, has grown into
one of Humboldt County's and Nevada's most respected volunteer
organizations. And Marie, with thousands (literally) of volunteer hours,
has been at the helm. Not only that, but she is one of the most genuinely
kind, intelligent and outgoing people we know. She was feted at the Auxiliary's
annual dinner last week, but we wanted to take a little space here to
give her our own thanks . . . and goodbyes. You've been a great friend
to HGH, Marie. God bless.
P.S. Marie is shown at left in the the photo with Kathryn Hoxsey, another
of our amazing volunteers.