Patsy Ruth Thompson, 78, of New Smyrna Beach died peacefully Monday, August 17, 2009 at the Hospice Care Center, Edgewater with her son by her side. Mrs. Thompson was born January 2, 1931 in Traverse City, Michigan. She and her late husband, Jean, moved to this area in March 1978 from Lansing, MI. Prior to moving here they lived in Lansing, Michigan for 27 years. Patsy has been a volunteer with the Oncology Center at Bert Fish Medical Center for many years receiving her pin with over 15,000 hours of volunteered time. She and her husband enjoyed boating and crabbing along the river. One of Mrs. Thompson’s friends remembered her this way: “The saying goes, ‘When life give you lemons, make lemonade.’ Patsy’s lemonade is of one of the sweetest kind.” Mrs. Thompson kept in touch with friends and acquaintances throughout her life, still sending birthday and other special occasion notes to relatives and long-time friends. She stayed in contact with many people throughout her life, even including some of her Girl Scout troop members from 40 years ago and her children’s friends from school. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her loving children, Jeff Thompson and his wife, Suzanne Kaufman of Plymouth, MI, daughter, Pam and her husband, Keith Krentz of Cleveland, OH and grandchildren, Caitlin and Daniel Krentz.