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James Thompson

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James Thompson Obituary
James Frederick Thompson passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 30, 2018, in his home in Salmon, Idaho.

James was born October 6, 1957 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to G. Forrest and Caroline (Smith) Thompson. He was the ninth of ten children. James grew up on the family farm in Woodville, Idaho where he worked with his father and siblings. He attended Shelley Elementary and graduated from Shelley High School in 1976. He went on to attend Idaho State University where he studied mechanics.

He then married LuAnne Summers and had two beautiful daughters that they raised in Woodville where he took over the family farm and raised potatoes and wheat. The couple later divorced. He then married Melissa and had three more children whom he adored. James retired from farming and moved his family to Salmon, Idaho. His second marriage ended but he remained in Salmon where he enjoyed his children. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a great faith in God.

James is survived by his children: Jamie (Michael) Elison of Idaho Falls, Tia (Michael) Wardell of Shelley, Ryder Thompson, Branden Thompson and Harley Thompson, all of Salmon, Idaho; siblings: George (Linda) Thompson of Holiday, Utah, Caroline Shaunne Duffin of Idaho Falls, Mark (Dawn) Thompson of Idaho Falls, Dale (Amy) Thompson of Idaho Falls, Sarah Coburn of Visalia, Calif., Helen (Gregg) Latimer of American Fork, Utah, and John (Eugena) Thompson of Shelley, Idaho; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G. Forrest and Caroline Thompson; brothers: David Thompson and Bill Thompson.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 10, at 11:00 AM at Fielding Memorial Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The family will visit with friends and family at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Published in Post Register on Aug. 9, 2018
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