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Clifton and Dorothy Thompson now
Clifton and Dorothy Thompson now

Clifton and Dorothy Thompson of Rio Rancho, NM celebrated their 65th anniversary on March 9, 2015 with dinner with their children at their home in Rio Rancho, NM.

Clifton and the former Dorothy Sims were married on March 9, 1950 at Maplewood Methodist Church in Cahokia, IL.

Clifton is retired from 20 years with the U.S. Army; 15 years Peabody Coal Co.

Dorothy is a homemaker and retired Bookkeeper from Cox Tire and Battery, Marion, IL and Siemens, Freeburg, IL. She later volunteered 11 years at the Storehouse West, a food bank in Rio Rancho, NM.

They have 5 children: Kathleen (Damon) Hurst, Rio Rancho, NM; Sandra (Gary) Matson, Surfside Beach, SC; Deborah (Michael) Torres, Rio Ranch, NM; Clifton “Tom” (Suzanne) Thompson Jr., Rio Ranch, NM; Michael Thompson, Goreville, IL.

They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.