Stephanie Lamb Thompson, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at her residence. Stephanie was 40 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by her sudden death.
Born on October 19, 1982, in Sacramento California, Stephanie’s feisty personality entertained her parents and siblings every day. A free thinker, Stephanie did not want to follow any rule which she did not agree with, although her parents sure tried! As a young child, she and her family left California and moved to Arizona. She attended high school in Peoria. She met the love of her life while attending church in North Phoenix in 2006 and was married in 2007 to Matthew Thompson in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple.
Stephanie’s fiery personality served her well as she worked for Wells Fargo as a collection’s agent. She quickly became the number one agent, being described as a “lion” on the phone. In her spare time, Stephanie learned many skills while renovating her home with her husband. From laying flooring, to installing her kitchen backsplash, Stephanie would set her mind to something and get it done. Stephanie was a beautiful piano player. She loved to dance, and even spent time as a child in gymnastics and as a cheerleader in high school.
Despite being a “firecracker”, Stephanie grew up to become one of the most compassionate and caring people that most would ever have the pleasure of meeting. Devoted to her children, Stephanie spent every moment of every day striving to be the best mother. She awoke daily with new resolve to gift her children with a truly magical childhood.
Stephanie was caring to her core. Her deep loyalty to those she loved and her kind natured heart became an example to everyone around her. She had a deep well of compassion and empathy to draw from, which she offered freely to others. It is evident that her time on this earth was to be a powerful example to others of what Christlike love truly looks like. For those who were lucky enough to break through her barriers, Stephanie adopted as family, and loved fiercely and profoundly. Stephanie’s love of God grew tremendously in her adult years, and she often loved to spend time in nature. This is where she felt closest to her Heavenly Father.
Stephanie is survived by her loving husband Matthew Thompson; her four children, Payton, Kaitlyn, Avery, and Gwen; parents Randy and Sharon Lamb; her siblings, Kendra (Darrell) Brimhall, Brett (Hailie) Lamb, Nick (Courtney) Lamb, and Brandon; Grandmother Rama Ford, as well as aunts and uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Stephanie’s light is still here. It can be seen in the eyes of her daughters; her spirit can be felt in the air and in the sunshine; and those who love her have witnessed many miracles from Heaven, as she reaches out and pulls strings from the other side of the veil. Knowing we have an angel guiding us from the other side, it is a comfort to know that we will never walk alone as we forge through this mortal life. Stephanie had the most beautiful smile and the most contagious laugh. We can still hear her laugh hang in the air, and we long for the day when we can hear it again. Until that time, we choose to live our lives filled with acts of Christlike service, as Stephanie did.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 am at the LDS Church Building at: 1005 N Voyager Dr, Gilbert AZ 85234. A viewing will held be at 9:30 am prior to the service. You may also stream the service if you cannot attend in person. 2023-02-25 Memorial Service for Stephanie Thompson https://youtube.com/live/O6CVnAfqDMw?feature=share
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to our Go Fund Me fundraiser for Matthew Thompson. We hope to raise enough funds so that Matt can spend as much time as possible over the coming months with his daughters as they navigate this next phase of life. Please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/k7anm-in-memory-of-stephanie-thompson
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
I love you Matthew. We are praying daily for healing and peace. God bless you.
We send our prayers and love to the Thompson family. We believe in eternal families and we know that you’ll all be together again someday. Our hearts are with you as you undergo this difficult time.
I didn’t know this family because they just came into Lakeside Ward but I know she was a very caring person who loved her daughters very much. I want to express my love to this family and prayers and condolences to this beautiful family. I know Matthew and the girls are hurting badly and i feel for them right now. I can’t wait to meet them and i pray they will be comforted to know the Lakeside Ward is their family and we welcome the Thompson family. I love everyone and it will great when Sammi and I can meet all of the girls and Matthew and the rest of the family. I am so sad but prayers and love for all of you. Sorry for your loss she was very pretty RIP Stephanie until we meet again love and peace. I pray daily for you and your family.