Leo Paul Thompson

of Burley, Idaho
Born: December 4, 1921 in Cambridge, Nebraska
Died: August 19, 2012 in Burley, Idaho
Age: 90 years old

Burley, Idaho – Leo Paul Thompson, a 90-year-old resident of Burley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Highland Estates Assisted Living in Burley.

Leo was born on Dec. 4, 1921, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to Albert and Leona Thompson. They later moved to Clearfield, Utah, where he met Shirley Keyes. They were married on Aug. 2, 1944, at her parents’ home in Willard, Utah. In 1954, he moved his family to Burley, where he drove trucks for Westcott Oil, and later for Conoco, until he retired in 1983 and was able to pursue his real passion – fishing and camping along the rivers of Idaho in the summer, hunting pheasants and ducks in the fall, and watching his Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees.

Leo is survived by his wife, Shirley Thompson of Burley; children, Brent Thompson of Rupert, Julie (Larry) Newman of Parker, Colorado, and Cindy (George) Wilcox of Burley; two sisters, Alberta Frongner of Morgan, Utah, and Bessie Williams of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, George Thompson.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Pleasant View Cemetery, 1645 E. 16th St., in Burley.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.

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Rasmussen Funeral Home

1350 E 16th
Burley , ID
Phone: 208-678-2100