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Roy Beck Thomson


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Roy Beck Thomson Obituary
Roy Beck Thomson, 82, of Thomas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Roy was born Nov. 13, 1932 at Salem, Idaho, to Royle Swanston and Mary Leora Beck Thomson. He attended  and graduated from Sugar Salem High School. Following graduation he attended Ricks College for two years and then completed his education at Utah State University. Roy has lived in Rexburg; Logan, Utah; Taber; Aberdeen and Thomas.
He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean Conflict.
On Nov. 14, 1958 he married his sweetheart, Karen Stander in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Roy is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served faithfully in the Elder's Quorum, as Cub Scout leader, as a missionary twice, first to New Zealand and second to Alabama and two service missions, at Pocatello Institute and the LDS Employment Center in Blackfoot.
Roy was a member of Farm Bureau. He was a dairy farmer, ditchrider for the Wearyrick Canal Co. and also worked at Basic American Foods.
He enjoyed reading, gardening, western movies and football at high school and Ricks college. He was an experimental chef and liked trying new things. He was known as Super Grandpa, Papa Great and was Grandpa to 15 exchange students.
Roy is survived by his wife, Karen, of Thomas; his children: Darla (Bert) Hulse, Linda (Bill) Williams, Glenn (Shannon) Thomson, Vicki Thomson, Wayne (Sheryl) Thomson,
Cathy Thomson, Daryl (Donnel) Thomson, Neill (Emily) Thomson, Shane (Stephanie) Thomson, Chris (Trina) Thomson, Devin (Liye) Thomson and Kelly (Lisa) Thomson; a brother, Van (Macel) Thomson; a sister, Judy Thomson; two sisters-in-law, Irene Thomson and Marge Thomson; 34 grandchildren and 32 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Keith Thomson; two brothers, John "Jack" Thomson and Tim Thomson and one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Claude Mariano.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Thomas LDS Chapel. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the Thomas LDS Church and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 20, 2015
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