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Russell G. Thompson


January 11, 2018

Courtesy of the Thompson Family

Russell G. Thompson, 80, of Cheyenne, WY, passed away at Surprise Post Care Unit Hospice Center in Goodyear, AZ on December 27, 2017. He was born to Dan and Elizabeth Thompson on November 14, 1937 in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming where he was raised and graduated High School in 1956. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 2, 1958. Russell had already started college at The University of Wyoming for Pre-engineering. He discharged on July 1, 1963 and earned his Master's in Electric Engineering in 1967. He met and married Barbara Boyd in 1963 in Cheyenne. Russell worked in management for Defense Contractors until retirement. The couple loved to travel and winter in Arizona and Arkansas, while Russell fished and golfed. Survivors include wife; Barbara Thompson of Cheyenne, brother; Harland Thompson from AZ, and sister; Florence Rempfer from OK., brothers-in-law Bill Boyd and Duane Keslar, and sister in-law- Jan Anderson, all of WY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Elizabeth Thompson. Services will be at United Methodist Church in Pine Bluffs, WY on Wednesday January 10th at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Pine Bluffs Cemetery. Tributes can be sent to the family at


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