Obituary of Norman Thompson |

Obituary of Norman Thompson

Norman Robert Thompson (Norm) passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Auburn, Calif. after suffering with Alzheimer’s. He was 86.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

He was born July 9, 1927, in Sweetland, Calif. to Mary (Mamie) Faria and Nathaniel Thompson. He and his family survived the Depression and he graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1944 as a Sergeant in Company G of the High School Cadets. He worked for the U. S. Forest Service before joining the U. S. Coast Guard to serve in World War II. After having surgery to reattach a kidney he took a job with Bank of America during his recuperation. He joined the LDS Church in 1957, where he served faithfully in many capacities including the Bishopric, Stake Financial Clerk and Stake High Council. He continued to work in Banking until 1992 when he retired from Home Savings as the Manager of the Paradise Branch.

He enjoyed many years of playing baseball as a pitcher. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, taking a drive to see wildflowers and hand cranking ice cream each weekend.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; daughter, Annette; son, Larry; sister, Geraldine Church; grandsons, Joshua, Aaron, Jared and Eric and great-grandchildren, Adam and Lili.

He was predeceased by a daughter Patricia, five brothers, two sisters and his parents.

He was an honest and hardworking man who was loved by many. He will be deeply missed and in our hearts forever.

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