Raymond F. Thompson Jr.
Raymond F. Thompson Jr., 74, passed away March 26, 2007, at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver. He was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Elyria, Ohio, to Raymond F. Thompson Sr. and Neva (Stetson) Thompson.Ray married Sally Gorham June 24, 1949.He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, with an accounting degree. Ray’s family settled in Glenwood Springs in September of 1958. He was self-employed as a public accountant for more than 45 years. Ray officiated many high school football games, and umpired softball in the area. He regularly attended his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and music activities. He volunteered for the annual Fall Art Festival and gave freely of his time and money, and was an exceptionally good friend and neighbor. Ray belonged to the Glenwood Masonic Lodge 65 AF & AM and the Frontier Historical Society, and was recently officiated with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenwood Springs.Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; sons Terrence of Aurora, Jon (Donna) of Omaha, Neb., Jeff (Anna) of Coffeeville, Kan., and Joel of Glenwood Springs; daughter Melanie (Vaughn) Halford of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers Richard, and Allan (Gloria); sisters Nancy (William) Cramer, Barbara (Jim) Poland, and Marilyn Thompson; grandchildren Monica Thompson (Douglas) Bartholomew, Matt (Brandi), Brian and Ben, David (Marcy), Andrew, Jason, Jeremy, Sarah, Gretchen and Lisel, Emily, Mallory, and Jordyn; and great-grandchildren Laurea, Madison, Jordyn, Kobe, and Quin and a soon to be great-grandchild.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with burial to follow at Rosebud Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Cardiac Care Unit at Valley View Hospital or the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Window fund for Masonic Lodge 65 AF & AM, c/o Fred Davidson, 1744 County Rd. 241, New Castle, CO 81647.Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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