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 Ted H. “Bomp” Whisler

Ted H. “Bomp” Whisler

Williams, Josephine County, Oregon, USA
Death 11 Jan 2011 (aged 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 64101800 · View Source
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Bomp was born on May 3, 1929 in the small Oregon town of
Williams Creek. His brother, Earl Jr., was 11 years older than he
was. His sister, Edna, was 9 years older.

His first job was when he was 5-6 years old. He was paid 50
cents per month to pick out oats that were stuck to large burlap
bags and to feed those oats to the horses.

When Bomp was 10 years old, his mom left and his dad finished
raising him. He and his dad had a great relationship.

Bomp was a policeman and an insurance adjuster. He loved both of the jobs.

He loved history, especially the civil war.

He enjoyed traveling but his favorite place in the world was the
Oregon coast.

When I was born, Bomp would hold me and tell me to say
Bomp-a. He would repeat it over and over. He was called Bomp
by me, my brother and my kids.

Bomp loved flowers and gardening. He was a very talented
gardener and always grew great fruits and vegis.

I remember relaxing with him in his hammock. He loved taking
afternoon naps.

He used to bbq the best hamburgers. He loved limburger cheese
on his hamburger. I think he ate it just to see all of us squirm.
That cheese smells really bad.

Bomp and I used to have swim races across the pool. I
remember always trying so hard but he would win. When I was
a teenager, I finally beat him. I thought that he just let me win
but now I know he was becoming weaker.

Bomp smoked cigarettes for a long time. If I remember right,
he smoked for around 50 years. It's sad because he didn't know
the damage he was doing to himself. He and my grandma
stopped smoking when I was in high school with the help of
acupressure. After all of those years, he quit cold turkey.

He developed emphysema and other lung and heart problems.
He was on oxygen for the last 10 years of his life. He was in
and out of the hospital several times over the past few years.
He would go in for a few days then go back home.

This past November, he was told that he should look into
hospice care. He was adamant that he was not ready to die.
He loved life. He fought right up until the end. He did not want
to die. I was lucky enough to be with him when he passed
away. I don't think he knew I was there. It was a very scary
time for him. I will never forget and will always wish that I
could have been more of a comfort to him. I just hope that
he's happy and okay now.


Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather
passed away January 11, 2011. Ted was born on May 3, 1929 to
Earl Whisler and Doris Edna Hedgepeth in Williams, Oregon.

He graduated from Lakeview Oregon High School in 1947. He
attended the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon College.
He went to work at Safeway Stores at the age of 14 and worked
for them for 9 years. He then fulfilled a dream by becoming
a Police Officer in Medford, Oregon and worked there as a
shift commander and started their Identification Division. In
1959, he went to work as an Insurance Adjuster for the
world's largest Insurance Adjusting firm and spent 35 years
handling property claims, then went to work for the
Traveler's Insurance Company where he retired.

He married Marilyn Walker, later divorced, and they were the
parents of 3 daughters. In 1978, he married Carole Davis whom
had a daughter.

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  • Added: 12 Jan 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ted H. “Bomp” Whisler (3 May 1929–11 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64101800, citing Redwood Memorial Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kambam (contributor 47262083) .