1931 ~ 2012
Cyril Peter Thompson, “Pete”, returned home to his Father in Heaven on November 14, 2012. He was born May 26, 1931 to Franklin Lorenzo and Elizabeth Emma Beck Thompson.
He married his “girl”, Doris Rowley, on March 16, 1951. Together they raised seven children, James (Jan), Allan (Valerie), Linda (David), Lynn Ann, Michael (Chris), Steven (Laura) and Jean (Dan). He has 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him. He has 1 brother and 5 sisters; one sister LaRaine Vaught (Randy) is still living.
He graduated from Springville High School in 1949. He earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU. He served in the National Guard and US Army for 14 years. He retired after working for a total of 43 years at Ironton, US Steel and LaRoche Industries.
He was a High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He served as a temple worker and in many church callings, including scouting, quorum leadership and clerical positions.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially time spent with family camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He shared his enthusiasm for sports through coaching and construction and preparation of playing fields. He could always be found supporting his family at their various events. He was a quiet example of service who was always concerned about others. We love you, Dad. Thank you for everything.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing at the Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W 400 N, Mapleton, Utah on November 16 from 6 to 8 PM. A viewing will also be held on November 17 at the Mapleton 17th Ward chapel, 1068 S 1600 W Mapleton, from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM, followed by the funeral services that will begin at 2 PM. Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelermortuaries.com