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Arthur Russell Thompson Jr.

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Thompson, Arthur Russell Jr.

Arthur Russell Thompson Jr., 69, passed away August 27, 2017.

Russ is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brenda Thompson; sister, Mary Ann Thompson Schaff and husband, Dennis; and brother, Roger Thompson. He is also survived by Karen Costa; Monty and wife, Carol Flynn; grandchildren, Luc Flynn, Kendra Peck, Jessica Peck Chittenden and husband, Brandon; niece, Jennifer Thompson Dixon and husband, Michael; grand-niece, Ella Dixon; nephew, Michael Thompson; cousins, Larry Senf and Kelly Senf; and very good friends, Andy House and Bill Clayburgh.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Russell Thompson Sr. and Jeanette Pitts Thompson; and sister-in-law, Susan Iversen Thompson.

Russ proudly served in the Air National Guard in Vietnam prior to a career with the Albuquerque Police Department for 33 years. While with APD he served as a motorcycle patrolman, pilot, recruiting officer and civilian employee at various substations. Russ was a lover of nature and an avid outdoorsman. In his retirement, he enjoyed cooking, gardening, feeding his grandchildren and the birds.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Albuquerque Fire Department, Albuquerque Police Department and special friend Madison.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sandia Baptist Church in memory of Arthur Russell Thompson Jr.

Please visit our online guestbook for Russ at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 3, 2017
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