Our precious loving mother passed away peacefully in Mission Viejo, Ca. on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Where she fought a brave and courageous fight against Alzheimer’s. LaRee was born June 14, 1930 in Minersville, Utah to Earl and Essie Thompson, she was the youngest of 7 children.\n\nShe married the love of her life, Dude Hollis on August 31, 1947. They eloped to Nevada when they were both 16 years old. They went on as a married couple during their senior year and graduated together from Milford high School class of 1948. Later, Dude worked for Union Pacific Railroad and they raised a family of three children; Norman, Kelvin, and Tamara. They moved to California where they spent several years until retirement. \n\nLaRee had many special talents. She was a wonderful seamstress; her fingers could work thread into the most beautiful creations. She loved to cook, bake, and care for her family. She loved writing stories of her childhood and family history. She loved to dance, travel, and collect rocks where ever she could pick them up. Our mother was quite a remarkable woman. She excelled at everything she did. She spent her working career with City National Bank for 25 years. At the time of her retirement, she was their Executive Vice President in charge of the entire credit card division. Cedar City, Utah is where she spent her retirement years enjoying life with Dude. They were married 69 years prior to dad’s passing. She was the most loving, caring, supportive mother and was loved and adored by many.\n\nLater, she spent her last years enjoying the compassionate care of her daughter Tamara (Kit) Trenholm and son Norman (Susie) Hollis in California. She loved her grandchildren dearly. They are Rebecca, Ryan, Tracy, and Justin. Also, 1 great grandchild and 3 great-great grandchildren. LaRee was preceded in death by her husband Dude and son Kelvin, her parents, and brothers and sisters, Elma Blackburn, Ward Thompson, Vera Cooper, Dan Thompson, Val Thompson, and Leland Thompson. \n\nGraveside services will be held Friday, May 20th 2022 at 12:00pm at the Milford City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.