|Elizabeth Anne Thompson Killmon
Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 21, 2021.
Elizabeth Anne Killmon
Elizabeth Anne Killmon (nee Thompson) (Betty) (91) of Laurel,
MD, passed away after a full life on March 10, 2021.
She was born on April 3, 1929, to Vincent Hazel Thompson
and Agnes Walburg Rollins Thompson in Washington, DC.
Betty was a graduate of St. Teresa’s School and St. Cecilia’s
Academy (1947) and worked briefly at Kann’s Department
Store as a switchboard operator and gift wrapper and at Mars
Furniture Store as the owner’s secretary prior to her marriage to John Robert Killmon, Sr.,
(Jack) on June 24, 1950. She also worked at Carol Ann, a millinery shop in the old Laurel
Shopping Center, part-time in the late 1960s and participated in a bowling league for more
than 30 years.
Betty loved her husband of nearly 69 years and life partner for 73 years, Jack, who she
missed immensely after his death in 2019, and her family and friends. She loved reading,
travelling, trip planning and navigating on trips; crocheting (making afghans and clothing,
mostly for other people and their children and grandchildren); bowling; hummingbirds;
children; kittens; camping and RVing; shopping at JCPenney and later in life through
catalogs; roller skating; dancing; historical adventures; family and friends get-togethers; bird
watching; flowers; eating hard-shelled crabs; the beach, especially Ocean City, MD; boat
rides (if she could see the shore); baby showers, bridal showers, weddings and funerals
(only to connect with long-unseen loved ones). Betty was feisty, energetic and very
passionate in living her life with her family and friends. Betty was a very giving and
conscientious person. Her last catalog purchase was gifts for her next door neighbors’
twins’ birthday, which is the day before hers and which she knew she wouldn’t live to see.
Betty is survived by sons John, Jr., Thomas (Kathy), and Joseph; daughters Karen Killmon-
Doucet (Dean Doucet) and Lou Ann Killmon Wingo; grandsons Donald Antoine, Lucas
Doucet and Jeremy Killmon and granddaughters Melinda Pulley (Rocky), Nicole Taurone
and Kristin Killmon (Patrick McAlevey) ; great-grandchildren Kayleigh and Derek Pulley and
Liam McAlevey; and great-great-grandchild Varian Baldwin; and by sisters Dolores
Thompson Pearce (George Graham) and Angela Rose Woods (Charles).
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters Mary Agnes Crouch and
Antoinette C. McElligott and brother Vincent Joseph Thompson.
Viewings will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD.
Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12 noon at St. Mary of the
Mills Catholic Church, 114 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, MD.
Interment will be at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD.
Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to Boys Town in Omaha, NE or to the