Norman M. Thompson
Norman M. Thompson
ROY - Norman M. Thompson, 84 passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001 surrounded by famiiy and friends. He was born July 26, 1917 to Merwin and Martha Hansen Thompson and grew up in Plain City Utah.
On April 13, 1938, he married Wanda Knight and they raised their five daughters, Kay, Kit, Ann, Sue and Jil in Warren, Utah. Norman started his first business there in the old schoolhouse, and later built shopping centers, apartments and subdivisions in northern Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Alaska.
He served in the Warren LDS Church Bishopric and as North Weber Stake Young Men's President, also as President of LDS District 15. He was instrumental in the development of the Warren Cemetery and Camp Beaver.
In later years, Norman and Wanda moved to Alaska, where he built over 1,300 housing units in Fairbanks, Anchorage and several bush communities. For 17 years he served as President of the LDS Bush District that encompasses all of Alaska outside an organized stake. He had a deep love for the people there and worked tirelessly to strengthen the members and church branches, including building small, innovative chapels in Kotzebue and Bethel.
He loved his family, serving in the Church and using his business to better peoples lives. His wisdom, foresight and ability to "see the big picture" enabled him to continually turn challenges into opportunities. He will be sorely missed.
In addition to his wife and children, Norman is survived by sons-in-law Ron (Kit) Greenwell. Al (Ann) Parrlsh, Robert (Sue) Hull and David (Jil) Bezanson; 31 grandchildren; 40 great grand-children; and a sister, LauRene (Don) Buswell.
Friends and family may call at Lindquists Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washinqton Blvd. on Sunday, December 16th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Plain City Stake Center, 4630 West 2150 North, December 17th from 11 a.m. to 12 30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17th at 1 p.m. at the Plain City Stake Center.
Interment at the Plain City Cemetery.