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Obituary: Eduard Paul Thompson

Eduard Paul Thompson 1947 ~ 2005 Ed - Eddie -Eduardious ET Thompson, 58, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born February 12, 1947 in Salt Lake City to Paul E. and Dorotha Thompson. He lived his childhood and young adult years in Salt Lake City, Utah and resided in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past 23 years. He returned to live in Salt Lake City just five days prior to his passing. Ed engaged life fully and vigorously even though he was challenged with cerebral palsy all his life. He rode his bike 20 miles a day from Waikiki to Hawaii Kai and was a familiar figure to virtually all the residents of Honolulu. His strong spirit and determination endeared him to his family and friends and amazed and inspired many who saw him or knew of him. A recent achievement in 1999 was the completion of a coast to coast three-wheeler trip across the United States for Abilities First, in the company and support of several friends. His motto was "I was born this way, what's your excuse?" He was predeceased by his parents; and his stepmother, Zelpha Thompson. He is survived by his brother, Val (Debbi) Thompson of Reno, Nevada; stepsisters, Carol (Melvin) Smith, Loraine (David) Bunker; stepbrothers, Dale (Wilhelmina) Teeples, Niel (Donna) Teeples; dear friends, Steve Scott and Bert Margetts; and scores of friends in Salt Lake City and Honolulu. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 12:00 noon at Parleys First Ward Chapel, 2350 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City. Family and friends are invited to visit one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Sunset Lawn Cemetery, 2350 East 1300 South.