Nola Thomson

May 6, 1941 - September 30, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nola Thomson on September 30, 2023, at her home in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Nola was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on May 6, 1941, and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, alongside her 11 older siblings.
In addition to Pocatello, Nola resided in Auburn, Wyoming for a short time, as well as in Soda Springs, Idaho.
After eloping to Reno in 1967 to wed her beloved husband, Dennis, Nola and Dennis relocated from Idaho to Nevada with their three children in 1968, establishing Winnemucca as their cherished home for the past 55 years.
Nola was a multi-faceted entrepreneur. Some might remember her from Sonoma Heights as a playground monitor, or as a sorting operator for Kracaw, or as a painter, or as the owner of a Ryder franchise, or as the vivacious bartender and owner of Club 40 for 20+ years.
Nola was also a woman of many talents. She was a rosarian, a gardener, an embroiderist, a DIY contractor, and, although she didn’t like to admit she actually knew how to cook, she was an amazing baker — her bread and scones were legendary.
Nola is survived by her husband, Dennis Thomson; her sons, Michael (Cindy) Thomson and Mark (Wendy) Thomson; her daughter, Connie Thomson (Chris Drake); her grandchildren: Justin (Tiffany) Fetty, Leigha (Louie) Von Aspern, Heather (Shane) Hall, Kelly (Matthew) Nicholson, Cassandra (Cory) Barksdale, Bryce (Ann) Thomson, Camry (Josh) Taysom, Molly Thomson; and great-grandchildren: Jadon Fetty, Damon Fetty, Savannah Fetty, Emma Fetty, Adel Hall, Quincy Hall, June Hall, Nora Hall, Ruby Hall, Harvey Hall, Elizabeth Harmon, Jaxen Nicholson, Henley Barksdale, Gwendolyn Barksdale, Allister Thomson, and Emrys Thomson.
Nola was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Andrew Noreen, her 11 siblings, and her great-granddaughter, Coraline Barksdale. 

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Kelly, Heather, Amy, Isabel, and Sylvia for making it possible to keep Nola comfortable and at home.
To know Nola was to love her.
From her capacity to endear people to her, to her keen sense of humor, to her signature hairstyle, Nola had a magnetic presence.
Her wisdom and advice were highly sought after, and she was a mother figure to many.
The void she has left in the hearts of all who knew her is a testament to the immense love, laughter, and joy Nola brought into the lives she touched.
Please join the family in honoring Nola’s life at 10:00 am on October 6, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 111 W McArthur Ave, Winnemucca, Nevada, with a luncheon to follow.