J. Delos Thompson, 90, died Saturday, August 6, 1994 at the home of his daughter, DeAnn, in Lewiston, Utah. He lost his beloved wife Trilva in 1980 after the couple had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He is now with his beloved Trilva.
He was born November 13, 1903 in Clarkston, Utah, a son of James J. and Lucetta Shumway Thompson. He married Trilva Peck September 24, 1924 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death September 18, 1980.He lived in Clarkston and Garland, Utah where he was elected the first student body president of Bear River High School. He attended the Utah Agricultural College where he met and married his wife Trilva. He had lived in Brigham City, Utah the majority of his life, where he had served as deputy county treasurer. Most of his professional career he was in banking, retiring after 28 years at First Security Bank.
He continued his service in the LDS Church in Brigham City, serving as a high councilor, stake clerk, and in the presidency of the North Box Elder LDS Stake. Beginning in November 1971, he and Trilva were LDS Temple ordinance workers, present for the open house and dedication of the Ogden LDS Temple. President Spencer W. Kimball set him aside as a sealer in the Ogden LDS Temple, and in 1974 Elder Bruce R. McConkie ordained him as a Patriarch. He was active in community affairs, served two terms on the Brigham City Council, and was president of the Lion's Club. He enjoyed sports and had played golf and baseball.
Patriarch Thompson was deeply loved by all who knew him. His positive attitude, sweet spirit, cheery smile and the merry twinkle in his eye will be remembered in our hearts for many years to come. Delos was a spiritual giant and a great example for us all. He will be profoundly missed.
He is survived by J. Bruce (and Kay) Thompson of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; DeAnn T. (and Garth L.) Chambers, Lewiston, Utah; and Alan P. Thompson, Fountain Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Odell Thompson, Nampa, Calif. Sisters include Agnes Bishop, Bear River; Blanche Hansen, Ogden; Melba Wassom, Bountiful, Utah; Laura (and Dean) Kunz, Rigby, Idaho; and Lola Ruth (and Bill) Anderson, Tremonton, Utah.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Beth Ross, and a brother, Blaine Thompson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 1994 in the Lewiston 1st Ward LDS Chapel at 11 a.m. with Bishop Willard Jessop conducting. Friends may call at the Nelson Funeral Home (162 East 4 North Logan) on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Lewiston 1st Ward on Wednesday morning one hour prior to services. Burial, Brigham City Cemetery.
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