Bridgette Thompson, 40, died Sept. 9, 2022 at her home in North Platte following health problems.

Bridgette, the daughter of Peter and Gina Burke, was born in Rochester, N.Y. on July 31, 1982. After living in Rochester her family moved to Nebraska and lived in Gothenburg then North Platte. Bridgette attended North Platte High School where she graduated with the Class of 2000. She was a Pacer on the Pacer Dance Team, an honor roll student, and a class officer.

On May 11, 2007, Bridgette married Ash Thompson in North Platte. They separated in 2017 and Bridgette met Mike Putnam in 2020.

Bridgette worked at Nebraskaland Bank and Adams Bank then became property manager at The Mall. She enjoyed painting, cooking, gardening, drawing, fishing, writing, and the color pink. She especially liked to travel, the ocean at Del Ray Beach, Florida, was her favorite place, but most of all Bridgette loved her children.

She is gone much too soon but will always be loved and remembered.

Bridgette leaves behind her children, Kiara Rector (Mark Ollie Odean), Keagan Thompson and Kyler Thompson, grandson, Maverick Odean, and her cat, Sassy; Ash Thompson and Mike Putnam; her brother, James Degnan, Jr., sisters, Maria Burke and Tara Holmes, and mother, Gina Burke, all of North Platte.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Burke.

Celebration of Bridgette’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at Odean Colonial Chapel with Job Vigil officiating. The guest book may be signed online at or at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Go Fund Me account in Bridgette’s name.

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