Bob Thompson, a lifelong resident of Klamath County, passed away on Nov. 4, 2012, at the age of 92.
Bob had a good and blessed life.
He started his education as a boy in Keno and Riverside public schools and started college at Oregon State University. His education was interrupted by World War II
. He volunteered for the Army and was sent to the South Pacific.
After the war, he returned to O.S.U. and graduated with a degree in logging engineering. He came back to Klamath Falls and started a logging business, Thompson & Warnke. He also farmed and ranched in Langell Valley.
Later, he gave up the business and started a second career in logging with Weyerhaeuser Co., where he worked until 1987.
A devout Catholic, Bob belonged to both Sacred Heart and St. Pius X parishes and served with the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart. His pleasures included skiing, hunting and golf. He was a leader in 4-H, Rotary Club
, and the Almaga Ski Club.
Bob's first love, Rosie, his wife of 60 years, passed away before him in 2008.
He is survived by his son Bob and daughter Jean. He had two granddaughters Sara and Sydney, two great-grandchildren Troy and Kendall, many nieces and nephews Pat, Mariana, Jay and Roseana, and also his very special neighbors Dale and Chris and their girls, who loved him so very much.
Donations in his honor can be sent to Veterans Angels Inc., 10170 W. Tropicana Ave., No. 156-440, Las Vegas, NV 89147.
A memorial service will be held next summer at Mt. Laki Cemetery, where his ashes will be laid to rest next to his true love.