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Lamar Thompson

d. January 7, 2011

Edwin Lamar Thompson, age 80, passed away, Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home in Victor, Idaho.

Lamar was born October 27, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Ralph and Veleda Leavitt Thompson. He grew up in Teton Valley graduating from Teton High School where he enjoyed playing boxing and baseball.

While in high school he met his sweetheart and future wife, Donna Joyce Murdock. They were married July 25, 1951, in the Idaho Falls, L.D.S. Temple. He had worked at the Goosewing Ranger Station for the Forest Service, then on the Palisade Dam, at Jack & Jean' Bakery in Idaho Falls and the Union Pacific Railroad where he was a switchman in Pocatello.

They moved to California in Nov. 1952 where he got work in the oil fields at Ventura where he was envolved in an accident and lost his right leg. He made the most of this and went to school to learn a new trade and became a machinist. After 2 years in California they moved to Terreton where Lamar started in the construction business, building homes. In 1962 they moved back to Victor and Lamar started his own construction company. In 1995 Lamar semi-retired and his sons, Don and Alan took over the business.

He enjoyed spending time in the beautiful Teton Valley mountains, riding his horse, snowmobile, or 4 wheeler.

He has always been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many positions; Elder's Quorum Presidencies, Scoutmaster, Young Men's President, two Stake missions, home teacher, councilor in the bishopric then Bishop and Stake High Councilman. He and his wife Donna served a mission in the Spokane, Washington Mission in 1995-1996. They also spent 18 years serving in the Idaho Falls LDS temple.

He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family, spoiling his grandchildren riding horses and 4 wheelers.

He has spent the last several years of his life fighting Parkinson's and dementia. He passed away at his home in victor peacefully with his sweetheart at his side.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Joyce Murdock Thompson of Victor; Sons: Don L. (Susan) Thompson and Alan (Julie) Thompson of Victor; daughters: Elaine (Ron) Foster of Cove, utah and Linda (Mark) Holt of Caliente, Nevada; brother Darwin (Ann) Thompson of Idaho Falls; sisters: Rhea Hollis of Redway, California; Maurine Kirby of Rogue River, Oregon and Rosalie Park of Victor, Idaho; 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents Lamar was preceded in death by two sisters Delva and Margie.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Victor L.D.S. church with a visitation on Tuesday from 7 - 8:30 P.M. at the church and then from 11:30 - 12:45 prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in the Victor Cemetery.

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