April 21, 2024

Marvis Jean Thompson Husky

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Marvis Jean Thompson Husky, 79, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Marvis was born in Barrett, MN on October 7, 1943, the daughter of Orlin and Jeannette (Leraas) Thompson. 

Marvis grew up in Barrett. She started her singing career at the age of three with her brother, Orlo. They sang on radio stations in Minneapolis as a duet for many years. Marvis was a country artist who appeared on more than twenty albums. A performer on the Grand Ole Opry, she appeared on various television shows, worked in movies, and entertained all over the world.

Marvis is survived by her brother, Orlo Thompson (Betty) of Barrett; four children, Julie Husky Smith (JR), Terry Preston Husky, Alana Husky Jackson (David), and Jennifer Husky; grandchildren, James Roger Smith III, Austin Ferlin Smith, Madison Clarice Husky, Preston James Husky, Duel Christopher Lane, Leraas Thompson Lane, and Orlin Primm Lane; great grandchildren, Charlie David Smith and Eli Murray Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 40 years, Ferlin Husky.

Marvis’ final resting place will be at her beloved family homestead in Barrett. A private family burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Barrett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immanuel Church Building Association, and mailed to Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 7, Elbow Lake, MN 56531.

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