Claudya Thomson, 78, passed away Tuesday, January 9

Claudya Thomson, 78, of Coloma, MI passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Lakeland Hospital in Watervliet, MI.

 A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Otsego Church of God, 112 Kalamazoo St., Otsego, MI 49078 with pastor Stephen Burrow officiating. Inurnment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo at a later date. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. Those wishing to share a memory of Claudya online may do so at

 Claudya was born November 4, 1939 in Allegan, MI to Louis & Helen (Wheatley) Doest. On August 10, 1957 she married William Thomson Jr., in Allegan, MI. Claudya was a manager for a Department Store for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts, going to garage sales and to the casino and watching Soap Operas.

 Claudya is survived by her children, Mark Thomson of Coloma, Julye (Jeff) Miller of Kalamazoo, Jeff (Cindy) Thomson of Coloma and Brent (Nora) Thomson of Allegan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Claudya was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son William Thomson III, sister Stella Wilson, and brothers William “Bill” Doest and John Doest. 

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