Mar 042011

Tommy Thompson, 76, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Flagstaff Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held March 2 at the Leupp Nazarene Church, with burial services at the Round Cedar Cemetery. A Celebration of Life reception at the Leupp Nazarene Church Reception Hall followed the burial.

He was born Aug. 9, 1934, to George and Tommy Lou Thompson in Leupp.

He was a Christian cowboy, a retired forest industry worker, a lifelong rancher and a dedicated family man.

Survivors include his devoted wife of more than 43 years, Carolyn Thompson; his children, Cheryl (Richard) Redsteer, Charlene Thompson, Jolene Long and Terry Thompson; his sister, Elaine Yazzie; his brother, Jackie Thompson; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and his horses, “Hay” and “Jilly.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven sisters, Donna T. Riggs, Mae Rose Thompson, Rosie Curley, Sophie D. Thompson, Helen T. Jones, Lena Granger, Minnie Joe; three brothers, Jimmy Thompson, Julius Thompson and Elwood Thompson; and his great granddaughter, Anjelique CherLynn Keams-Redsteer.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.