Corleen Jane Thompson, 78, of Wilmington, NC died on February 26, 2023. She was born in Fabius, NY on November 14, 1944 to Audrey and Pearl (Rahm) Thompson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Merry Ann Wright, nephew Ryan Andrew Parks and beloved cats of years past.
Corleen graduated from Cazenovia High School in 1962 and Syracuse University’s College of Forestry in 1966. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from UNC Chapel Hill after working in medical research for many years. Corleen pursued the field of Epidemiology in Georgia and resided in Albany, GA until health concerns required that she move closer to family. While in Georgia she attended Leesburg United Methodist Church and volunteered with the prison ministry. Corleen was a prolific reader, mostly enjoying scientific journals. If she had been healthy during the COVID pandemic she would have been in her glory.
She is survived by sister Meg Smith (husband Don), brother Ned Thompson (wife Kristine), nephews Meade Parks, Clark Thompson(Clarissa), Robert Thompson, and niece Ali-Marie Ingram(Alec), and extended family.
A private celebration of life will be held in New York later in the summer.