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Alton J. “Tommy” Thompson

Michigan, USA
Death 10 Jun 1995 (aged 85)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_182_5
Memorial ID 151519 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
June 12, 1995
page D5


Alton J. "Tommy" Thompson, born February 3, 1910, the only child of Olin C. and Eliza H. Thompson, passed away peacefully June 10, 1995, at St. Joseph's Villa.

He was reared on a farm midway between Owendale and Gagetown, Michigan. His grade school learning was completed in the Gagetown High School and his high school graduation was earned in the Owendale High School. In 1928 he joined the Army at Ft. D.A. Russell, Wyo., thus later became known as Ft. Francis E. Warren.

In 1929 he met and married Anna Mae Bluel, formerly of Parkston, South Dakota. They were blessed with three children, C.D., Anita L. (deceased), and Bonnie S. Anna Mae preceded him in death July 17, 1991. Mourning his departure are nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Following discharge from the Army in 1931, he enrolled with the International Correspondence School in architectural engineering, which became the basis of his career. After years of service in the construction industry, he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. as a cost engineer, where he served for 20 years before his retirement.

He was a member of Tyler Lodge #317 Free and Accepted Masons. An active member of the order of Elks in which he held local, state and national office, the last of which was Special Deputy G.E.R., a position he held since 1967. He was well known throughout the state and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 1995, in the Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple., where friends may call one hour prior to services on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Elks National Foundation or the Cancer Society.

Tommy's family wishes to thank the entire staff of St. Joseph's Villa, especially the staff on the third floor of the new building, for all their devoted love and care they gave Dad and Grandpa in his last days. Thank you so much. We love you.

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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 151519
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alton J. “Tommy” Thompson (3 Feb 1910–10 Jun 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 151519, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .