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Robert Kinberg Thompson
WWII Veteran

Robert Kinberg Thompson, 95, of Snohomish Washington, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016 at his home in Snohomish WA. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by his service in WW II and his love, kindness and caring to all that were fortunate to know him.
Funeral Burial services were held at GAR Ceme-tery on April 2 with family, US Coast Guard officiating and local Legion Director in attendance. The pallbearers were: son, Kurt Thompson, son, Gerry Thompson, son, Robert “Robbie” Thompson, grandson, Tyler Thompson, and brothers-in-law, Carl Nord and Bill Nord.
Robert Kinberg Thompson was born in Tacoma to Oscar and Florence Thompson on August 14, 1920.
Robert served his Country during World War II from April 25, 1942 to March 20, 1947 in the United States Merchant Marines Division of the United States Coast Guard. His rank was Assistant Engineer Steam. He served on the ships SS William M. Prescott, SS El Cedro, SS Isaac McCay, SS Jonathan Harrington, SS Diamond Head, SS RC Brennan, and SS Hall Young. During World War II he was decorated with the following ribbons: Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, Pacific War Zone Bar, Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Bar and the Merchant Marine Combat Bar
He enjoyed serving his country, being married to his lovely wife, Evelyn, his family, hunting, fishing, farming, travelling, telling jokes and reading.
Robert is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Ann Thompson, his eldest son, Kurt Kinberg Thompson, middle son, Gerald Dale Thompson, youngest son, Robert “Robbie” Thompson, and their wives, Jeannie, Carrie and Karen,; his brother, Ken Thompson, brother-in-law, Bill Nord, brother-in-law, Carl and wife Judy Nord; his most beloved grandchildren, Tyler, Nikki, Jadelyn, Tarin, Torri, Tana, James, Erica, Danielle and Sean. He is also survived by eight (8) great-grandchildren and one on the way.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, www.woundedwarriors.com.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Providence Medical Centers and specifically, their hospice team, Companion Care, and our very special “adopted” family member and one of the kindest and most loving caregivers Deborah “Debbie” Anderson. Thank you for the kindness and love and the best medical care anyone could ever have asked for.

 

Donald L. Wright
1937 – 2016

Don Wright passed away painlessly on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Born in 1937, to Jack and Maxine Wright, he was raised on a ranch along the river’s edge in Loma, MT. Don grew up riding horses, raising cattle and tending the farm. He attended school in a one-room school house in Loma through 6th grade and rode the school bus into Fort Benton, MT for high school, where he played football and other sports, and later graduated.
It was in Fort Benton, that Don started working for the Co-Op. He married his first wife, Bev Prodger, and the two had a son. He married his lifelong partner, Sharon Briese in 1965, and shortly thereafter, adopted her son. In 1968, he brought his family to Snohomish, WA, where he transferred to the Snohomish Co-Op. This was where he shined. Over the years, he cultivated many, many friendships and became an icon in the community. He knew everyone and then some. After 42 years, he retired from the Co-Op… twice.
Throughout his life, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, travelling in the motor-home and spending time with his dogs. He was a member of the Granite Falls Eagles, Snohomish Kiwanis and a Snohomish City Council member. Don and Sharon hosted a foreign exchange student from Greece, and also opened their home for caring for foster children. He dearly loved his granddaughter and had so much fun with his great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother – Clint and son – Kirby. He is survived by his bride – Sharon, his sons – Greg (Brian) and Mike, his granddaughter – Jessica (Josh), his great-grandchildren – Ahnner and Juliann, his sisters – Nancy and Deb and several in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Don was laid to rest during a private burial at G.A.R. Cemetery in Snohomish, WA. Friends and family members are invited to a memorial service in his honor at Thomas Family Farms in Snohomish, WA on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Last Wish Foundation or the American Cancer Society.


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