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Services Planned for Sammamish Native Claire Thompson

Services will be held at Mars Hill Church in Sammamish Saturday, Feb. 18, for Thompson, who died from a gunshot wound last weekend.

Claire Thompson, the 20-year-old Eastlake graduate who was fatally shot early Sunday morning in Redmond, will be remembered by friends and family at a service Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at Mars Hill Church  at 120 228th Ave N.E.

She was a student at Seattle Central Community College and planned to transfer to the University of Hawaii to study nursing. Her family described her as a wonderful young lady with a warm heart and a dedicated love for cats and nature, as well as a passion for music and dancing.

Thompson is survived by her mother, Diane Benveniste (Morrie); her father, Lee Thompson; her older brother, Warren Thompson; and her younger sister, Madeline Thompson; grandmother, Judith McKeand; grandfather, H. Keith Thompson; aunts, Diana Teoli (Bill), Janet Sylvester (Doug); uncles, Clay Thompson and Kenneth McKeand; as well as many cousins and extended family members.

Thompson's obituary can be read here, and the Redmond Reporter published a story this week highlighting Thompson's life

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MEOW Cat Rescue, PO Box 58, Kirkland, WA 98083-0058. 

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