Kip Joshua Thompson
CENTERVILLE - Our beloved Josh, 29, returned to his Heavenly Father peacefully and unexpectedly on July 7, 2009. We will all miss his warm and gentle spirit, his constant smile and his appreciation for everything. Josh loved life! Josh was born Sept. 9, 1979, to Kip Thompson and Lavada Waldhouse Hook. He grew up loving to be around his cousins and family and was especially close to his Grandma Marge, who is now welcoming him back home. He attended school at Hillcrest and Alta High, graduating from Alta in 1998. He went on to attend Utah State, where his love for Utah State was secured. He loved football, basketball and baseball, excelling in all of them. An avid Jazz and Utah State Aggie fan, he never missed an opportunity to attend an Aggie football or basketball game. The Thompson Family Turkey Bowl was his favorite time of the year. Josh prepared weeks before, just so the family would have a good laugh at all of his gear. Josh loved to coach his little league teams, especially the Cottonwood Colts Mighty Mites championship team. He loved each and every member of this team … he really did! Josh loved his Dad, Kip. They had a healthy and well-founded bond that all could feel. They were best of friends. His Dad will miss his daily calls, texts and updates. Their love is eternal, and our hearts go out to Kip. What a great Dad! Josh adored his sisters and constantly teased them. They had to hug him, or he wouldn't leave them be. His dog Bailey, who was with him when he passed on, will be a comfort and a link to those left behind. Josh was the kind of guy you wanted to be with and could always count on. He never missed an opportunity to tell you he loved you and believed in you. Josh loved being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was looking forward to going to the temple and the blessing that awaited him. He is survived by his parents, Kip (Paige) Thompson and Lavada (John) Hook; grandparents Phyllis and Gordon Waldhouse; sisters Kristy, Kyra, Jorie, Erin Thompson and Natascha Rogers; his nephews Timmy and Michael; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to name. He is preceded in death by grandparents Clark O. and Marjorie Watts Thompson and aunt Diane Waldhouse. Services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Porter Lane 3rd Ward at 400 S. 435 W Centerville, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday, July 13, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rudd Funeral Home 1234 S. Main, Garland, Utah, and Tuesday, July 14, at the LDS Porter Lane Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Internment will be at the Logan Cemetery in Logan, Utah. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up at America First Credit Union. Donations can be given under the name of Josh Thompson. Condolences can be made at
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Published by Logan Herald Journal from Jul. 12 to Jul. 26, 2009.
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I am so sorry to hear about Joshs passing as he really was one of the good guys with all he did in Life.
I have been out of town and did not hear about his passing and would have loved to attend his funeral to pay our respects to Josh. My son Spencer also played on that Team Josh Coached at Cottonwood and all the Boys Loved Josh.
We left after that year and he would always call me after games to see how Spencer did. This went on for 2-3 years
He really did Love all those boys as he has been at their High Scool games the last 2 years. This group he Coached are all Seniors at Cottonwood now and I hope they can remember him this year as they play their final year of High School. I'm Sorry for your familys loss of Josh as I really liked him and so did my son and wife.
Jeff, Theresa and Spencer Larsen
Jeff Larsen
July 27, 2009
Our family also have fond memories of Josh. Our son, Shane,played for the Mighty Mites. Josh was a great example to each of his players. He was always positive and encouraging and loved to celebrate their victories. Even after he no longer coached he still continued to be their friend and supported them when they moved on to the high school level. The love and respect these young men have for Josh showed today as 10 of them attended the funeral and were not afraid to show their emotions and respect for their coach. Thank you Josh and thanks to your extended family, the Jensens, for the love and support you have given our family through the years. We love each of you. May God bless you through these trying times but know Josh is happy and enjoying his reunion with loved ones.
Teague,Joni,and Shane Hansen
July 14, 2009
Some of our favorite memories of Josh are when he coached our son, Stephen, and the o line for the Cottonwood Colts Mighty Mites...we loved the way he encouraged the boys and passed along his love for the game. We still have the shirt he gave to each of the boys, "Colt Line - Get It Done." What a wonderful influence he had; he will be missed by so many.
The Ngatuvai Family (Laponi, Diane, Sione, Spencer, Stephen and Tomasi)
July 14, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Im so sorry for your loss... kristy if you need anything at all email me ill send my number i dont know how to contact you these days...
jessie zeller
July 13, 2009
Dear Josh,
I remember when we were just kids without a care in the world. Life seemed so simple in those days. I remember going to see baseball games (The Giants and the A's), going to the park, playing video games, etc. We were like brothers. Over the years, we kinda of lost touch, but whenever you called me, you always remembered to tell me that you loved me. Josh, I love you. Im sorry I didn't tell that enough to you. You were such a good person. You were better than me in so many ways. I really hope that what I saw from you and the way you lived your life, I can incorporate that into my life. The world needs more Josh Thompsons. And now it's a lot lonelier without. Rest in peace Josh. You'll always be in my heart. I love you, I love you.
Tyler Kreutz
July 13, 2009
Kip and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very sad time. Josh is looking down on you to coomfort you. Just know that Aunt Marge and Uncle Clark were there to welcome him with open and loving hearts. He passed way too soon. I am sorry to not be able to attend his funeral tomorrow but know I will be thinking of you and our family. Love you lots...
Cousin Deb
July 13, 2009
Our family is so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. We first met Josh on the football field where he coached our son Tyson. Never went to a practice or a game that Josh did not have a HUGE smile on his face, but Josh was there to help these boys become the best they could be as individuals and as a team. He was an amazing coach to this Mighty Mite Colt team. He loved to have nicknames for the players. He gave Tyson the name of ALBE, and we still use that nickname today and will never stop. Just like the impact that Josh made in the Albertson families life will never stop! We love you Josh!
The Albertsons (Charles, Tawnya, Tyson & Natalie)
July 13, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Melissa Toth
July 13, 2009
You can't think of Josh without picturing him with a BIG smile on his face! With all the things he went through he never lost his positive outlook on life. I'm so glad my kids and I got to spend time with Josh, of course the kids LOVED him, he took an interest in everything they did, even watching them play their video games. For hours. It makes me so sad to think that he never got to have his own kids. He would have been an amazing dad. WE LOVE YOU JOSH!!!!! Your California Cousins, The Hendigs
Kim Hendig
July 13, 2009
Our family is so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. Gone Too Soon is certainly an understatement. Please know your Family is in our thoughts and prayers, Kip. We do regret the fact we lost contact with you over the years. Please contact us! Josh, we love you like you were our own son. We definately had some great times together. Rest in peace Bud!

Much love,
The Moody-Scharman Family
July 13, 2009
Millie and I send our sincere condolences. "Gone too soon" is an understatement.

Much love,
Gary and Millie Watts

Much love,
Gary and Millie Watts
gary watts
July 12, 2009
I only knew Joshua for a very short time on this earth, but in many ways it felt like we knew each other forever. We worked together at the Centerville Home Depot, I was on the Freight Team when Joshua joined us in Garden Recovery. When we first met, he was very charming, but acted like this big tough guy! Soon I learned that he was a very gentle spirit, we had a deep attraction towards each other, and I wanted to spend every moment possible with him! Joshua is a wonderful man, he touched my life in so many ways and made we want to be better than I was before. He loved his family dearly, talked about them often, and I was looking forward to meeting them one day. I miss Josh more than I can stand sometimes! He knew I was one of his biggest cheerleaders in supporting him in making it to the temple in Feb.2010! He wanted to serve Father in Heaven so badly...he now has the ultimate calling. Till we meet again...I love you Joshua! Your Kimmer
Kim Norvelle
July 12, 2009
We will all love and miss you. Thank you for your example of love, kindness, and positive outlook on life. You have left a legacy on me until the eternities. Just like the victory we had with the Colt mighty mights, I am looking to our victoyr in heaven. Until we meet there again Josh, I love you!

Your cousin, K.C.
K.C. Jensen
July 12, 2009
Josh! I love you. I will never forget you. Thanks for always being there with a smile and a hug, Thank you for always believing in me! We are all better people because you were in our life! You will live on through us, until that great day that we see you again!

your cousin,

Riley Jensen
July 12, 2009
Josh! I love you! Thanks for believing in me!

Riley Jensen
July 12, 2009
Josh we will miss you....
diana khachiyants
July 12, 2009
Josh will truly be missed. He did take every opportunity to let people know he cared about them and went out of his way to meet & bond with everybody! I feel very blessed to have known Josh & partake of his happy spirit:) Thank you Josh for sharing your life with us, even if it was only for a short time.
Lisa Coles
July 12, 2009