Glenn Thompson

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Glenn Franklin Thompson, 95, passed away on March 8, 2014 at St. Francis Assisted Living Home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Glenn was born on February 18, 1919 in Ione, Oregon. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Slavic Studies of the Far East and Russia with a minor in Political Science from The University of Washington. He served in the 12th Calvary Regiment, US Army that was part of the occupying forces in Japan after WWII.

Glenn moved to Anchorage in 1959. He was the owner of Thompson Printing Service. He retired in 1996.

Glenn was a member in the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He taught Folk Dancing and owned Folkland Dance Studio. He was a founding member of Karavan Dancers.

"Glenn danced to his own beat, even in the late stages of his disease he would dance when his music was on."

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Thompson and his son Cameron Thompson.

He is survived by his daughter, Tamara McQueen; grandsons, Niall and Alaeric McQueen; and his nephew Gary Thompson.

Services will be held at Ft Richardson National Cemetery on June 6, 2014 at noon.

Memorial donations can be made to the National Folk Organization.


Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014
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