Florence Owens Christie Thompson, known famously from the 1936 Migrant Mother photograph, is buried at:
Lakewood Memorial Park
900 Santa Fe Avenue
Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA
Born Florence Leona Christie in Oklahoma of Cherokee Indian heritage, Florence Thompson is most widely known as the subject of photographer Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph “Migrant Mother.” The photo, taken during the Great Depression era in the United States (1936), became an iconic symbol of poverty and the dire situation in America during this time.
Florence Thompson had a total of ten children and lived until the age of 80, ultimately dying of stroke, cancer and heart problems in California in 1983. Florence Leona Christie Thompson was buried in Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California. Thompson’s gravestone reads “FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.”