In Memory


Ray Thompson


J. Raymond Thompson

J. Raymond Thompson, 33, died June 19, 1981 in a Salt Lake City hospital of a brain tumor.

Born Feb. 18, 1948 in Salt Lake City to Tommy K. and Sarah Smith Thompson.  Married Barbara Cornell; later divorced.  Skilled carpenter and accomplished musician.  Former member Utah Youth Symphony.  Graduate Westminster College.  Member Order of DeMolay, Sandy Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Kiabab Lodge #25 F & AM, Scottish Rite and El Kalah Temple of the Shrine.  Ray’s life was an example of true friendship, hard work and Christian principles.

                Survivors:  Son, Tyler, mother and father, brother; Steven K., sister, Mrs. Leslie Anna Olsen, all Salt Lake City; brother, Linwood C., Los Angeles, Calif.

                Funeral services will be held Monday at noon; at Eastman’s Evans & Early, 574 East 100 South, where family will receive friends Sunday 7-8 p.m. and Monday, one-half hour prior to services.  Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends wishing may make contributions to the Tyler Thompson Trust Fund, c/o Kiabab Lodge 25, Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah; Trust to be used for the education of Ray’s son Tyler. 

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02/07/16 06:59 PM #1    

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

Wow! Another one we lost at such a young age. I remember Ray as one of the nicest guys ever, from elementary school on. He was a great and genuine friend to those of us who had the opportunity to know him!

02/20/16 06:01 PM #2    

LeGrand Richardson

Ray was a good friend of mine.  The weekend before Graduating from Highland, my roomate Richard Shaughanesey (senior at East) and I had gone to Flaming Gorge to meet some friends. Richard threw me my car keys and they went to the bottom of the reservoir. I didn't have a car for Graduation, but the next week Ray disconnected the spedometer of his parents car (they were out of town) picked up a tow bar and made the loop to Flaming Gorge and back.  I had a theft proof ignition (they made a key back in slc and life was good).  We reconnected his parents speedo and he got in a lot of trouble for putting 25 miles on the car..... Hmmmmm. He was always there to help out. 

04/13/16 07:09 PM #3    

Courtland Cottrell

My first memory of Ray came when he played a trumpet solo at Dilworth Elementary School. He was incredible.

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