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Obituary: Earl W. Thompson

Earl W Thompson 1946 ~ 2005 Earl Wilford Thompson, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, age 59, passed away peacefully after complications from surgery in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, September 20, 2005. Earl was born March 15, 1946, in St. George, Utah, to Joseph Claude Thompson and Helen Leavitt Thompson. Earl was sealed to his sweetheart Kathleen England for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 19, 1969. Earl and Kathy made their home in Sandy, Utah and were blessed with five children who have brought much satisfaction and joy. Earl had a strong testimony of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Throughout his life he was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man he served a mission in New Zealand. He held many callings, including Elders Quorum President, High Counselor, and Bishop. He was a faithful home teacher. He touched the lives of many through his church service. Earl received his education from the University of Utah and worked for many years in credit management. Earl served dutifully in the US Army and National Guard. He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years of service. Earl had a great sense of humor, and was fun to be around. He loved his grandchildren and they love him. Earl was devoted to his family. His family cherished him for his wisdom, his strength of character, his faith and love. Earl is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kathy; his mother Helen; his children, Stephen (Natalie) Thompson, Scott (Ulya) Thompson, Jodi (Chris) Houston, Amy (Bret) Jordan, and Tracy (Jared) Livingston; 14 grandchildren; and his siblings, Richard (Gayle) Thompson, Ralph (Brenda) Thompson, Brenda (Don) Fawson, Lisa (Omar) Andersen, Lee Thompson, and Colleen (Vahl) Buchanan. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Thompson Services will be held Sat. Sep 24, 2005, 11:00 a.m., Hillcrest LDS 9th Ward Chapel, 915 E Peach Blossom Drive (9045 South), Sandy, Friends may call Fri. Sept. 23, 6-8 pm at Mt. View Funeral Home, 3115 East Bengal Blvd (7800 South) and prior to the services at the church 9:30-10:30