On October 27th, my loving husband Rich (T-Bone) Thompson, won his fight and finally found peace in his Heavenly Father's arms after fighting an 18 month long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rich was born January 27th, 1973 to Gary Thompson and Kae Hunter. He was later blessed with his dad, Norm Burden.
Rich went to Ogden City Schools, and graduated from Ben Lomond High, Class of 1991. He married his high school sweetheart, Christel Thompson on April 2, 1994 and on May 30, 2009 we were sealed in the LDS Temple. We had two beautiful children, Keaton Richard and Averi June.
Rich joined the US Navy in 1991 where he was given the nickname T-Bone and served in Desert Storm. He attended Weber State University and graduated from the Police Academy in 1995. He went on to become a police officer for Weber County Sheriffs department where he served for ten years and South Jordan PD for the last two years.
Rich and I were finally living our fairytale and enjoying every moment with our little family. Our children were his pride and joy. Rich had two loves in his life, his family and his brothers and sisters in blue. His humor had no bounds and his filter was rare. He loved 80's music and was the giver of many nicknames. He was a hardworking man and fought even harder for what he wanted. He loved all sports, from playing them, to coaching his son in basketball and cheering his daughter on in soccer. He was a lifelong Seahawks fan and fulfilled his dream of attending a game last season with his son Keaton.
Rich loved life and fought cancer with such a will to win and positive attitude that many were inspired during his journey. He is a true hero to all that knew him. Now it is our turn to be T-Bone Strong and fight to our finish, like he fought to his.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and
whispered, "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away,
and although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped
beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts today and proved he only
takes the best.
He is survived by his wife, Christel; children, Keaton and Averi; parents, Kae Burden and Gary Thompson; siblings, Ann (Dave) Meyer, Brian (Tracie) Thompson, Mike (Kori) Thompson, Meg (Kevin) Henkel, Amy (Jerry) Harward, Ellen (Owen) Lowe, Adam (Angie) Burden, Nathan, and Elizabeth (Michael) Schatz; and many close family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Norm Burden; brother, Todd Thompson; and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Roy 11th Ward chapel, 4275 South 2175 West, Roy. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 1, at the Roy Myers Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West and prior to services from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any America First Credit Union under Richard Thompson.
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