Baker City, 1956-2018
Jody Thompson, 60, of Baker City, died at her home surrounded by her family on May 29, 2018.
Jody Marie was born on Nov. 29, 1956, at Burlington, Washington, to Mary and Claude E. Benches. Jody enjoyed her pets and gardening.
Survivors include her children, Mary Mata, Ben Young, Kati Griffith-Baldwin and Arlee Taylor; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren; her sister, Lillian Sawyer; and her brother, Delbert Binschus.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her sister, Claudia Hance; and husbands, David Griffith, who died in 1982; and Kelly Thompson, who died in 2013.