Tone Thompson, age 53, passed away peacefully on December 31st in her Pennington home with her family at her side after an over 6 year battle with brain cancer. Born in Oslo, Norway and educated in the Norwegian public school system, Tone came to the United States at age 19 with five friends looking for adventure in New Jersey. Here she met her future husband, Winn and they married in 1981 in Kolbotn, Norway. In 1983 they moved to Pennington where they have lived ever since. A born organizer and do-er, Tone quickly became involved in the Pennington area community including St. Mathews Episcopal Church, the Garden Club of Trenton, Pennington Day, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts while raising three children. Among her many volunteer positions were co-chair of Pennington Day, co-chair of the St Mathews Xmas Bazaar, treasurer of the Garden Club of Trenton, treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 44 and leader of Girl Scout Troops 103 and 919 where her quiet intelligence and common sense provided a strong role model for young women. In her spare time she received an AA degree in Computer Science from Mercer County Community College and worked with her husband in their property management company. In 2011 she received her real estate sales person license and joined her husband at the Gloria Nilson Hopewell Crossing office until earlier in 2013. Tone loved gardening, crafts and books and was a member of the Knitwits of Pennington, two book groups and an active member of the Garden Cub of Trenton where much to her surprise she received several horticultural awards. She is survived by her parents, Kjell and Else Dybdahl, and her brother Tor in Norway, her loving husband Winn in Pennington, daughter Elise and her partner Paul Garcia-Torres of Atlanta GA , son Christian of Lambertville, NJ and daughter Charlotte of Boulder, CO and her beloved grandson Emerson Garcia-Torres as well as numerous friends, relatives and in-laws in Norway, Denmark, Canada and the USA and her childhood friend Marianne Thorsen Collins. A celebration of Tone's life will be held at St Mathews Episcopal Church in Pennington, NJ at 11 am on Friday January 10, 2014 followed by internment in the Church's Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts given in honor of Tone Thompson be sent to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church-El Hogar, 300 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534. El Hogar is a home and school for orphans in Honduras, a ministry sponsored by the church and the Thompson family.
11:00 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
300 S. Main St., Pennington, N. J.