PHIPPSBURG — Vivian “Bib” J. ( Seiple ) Thompson, born Oct. 26 1920, to Jesse and Ceilia Fuhrer Seiple, at Good Samariton Hospital Philadelphia PA. Bib passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home Jan. 21 2017 at the age of 96.

Bib lived in several communities of Philadelphia, as well as Cambridge MA.

While attending high school, she became the worthy advisor of the Waltham MA Rainbow for Girls. After graduating high school in 1938, she then went on to nursing school where she became an RN, then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Boston University. Then in 1942 she enlisted in the Navy, achieving the the rank of Ensign, she served at the Newport RI Naval Hospital. After leaving the Navy, she married her husband John Thompson.

Together they made their home in Ashland MA, and raised three children.

Bib welcomed all ages to her home with an open door. She loved a walk on the beach, a round of golf, a good book on her deck and gardening, as well as a good card game and cooking. She loved all who knew her, most of all the children.

Bib served on many committees and projects over the years, as well as teaching dance. Most recently, as librarian of Popham Library, trustee for the Popham Chapel, and a member of the Popham Women’s Circle.

Oftentimes, she told stories of fond memories of her grandmother (Granny) and her Aunt Alice who helped her father raise her, after the death of her mother when she was 13.

She is predeceased by her husband John Thompson and daughter Melisa Thompson. She is survived by sons Peter Thompson and Jess Thompson, grandsons Ian Thompson and Michael Thompson, 2 great-grandchildren Shamus Thompson and Shilee Thompson.

A special thank you to all that looked after her in her final days, especially the expert care that CHANS provided.

A celebration of her life will be at the Popham Chapel, followed by a gathering at the Chapel House on 6/3/17. A graveside service will be held at Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland MA on 4/14/17.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Salvation Army, or the Shriner’s Hospital, in her name.