George Leslie Thompson passed away Friday October 16, 2020 at his home in Jackson, Wyoming at the age of 76.
Born April 2, 1944 in Logan, Utah, George was the seventh child of Seymour Thompson & Mary Olive Peterson. George spent his early childhood living in Clarkston, Utah. In 1951 his family moved to River Heights, Utah where George attended school and continued to work on the family farm in Clarkston.
In 1962 George attended one year of college at Utah State University before accepting a call to serve a fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Western States Mission, throughout the states of WY, CO, NM & TX.
Returning home in 1965, George attended Utah State University and graduated in 1968 with a major in Accounting & a minor in Economics. On March 20, 1967, during his junior year, George married Jett Theurer, daughter of T Ray & Edith Theurer of Providence, Utah. After graduation, they moved to Longmont, Colorado where for the next two years he worked for IBM as a cost accountant. Disenchanted with the large corporate atmosphere, George accepted a job in Jackson, Wyoming as comptroller for Paul Hanson Corporation.
In 1972, George opened his accounting practice in Jackson Hole and has resided here raising his family & serving the community for over 50 years. George was an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many callings including Bishop of the Jackson 1st Ward, a member of the High Council of the Driggs Idaho Stake, working with the youth of the Church, and served a fulltime mission in San Diego California with his wife Jett. George’s community service included four years on the Town of Jackson Board of Adjustments, several years on the Teton County School Board, and many years coaching his son’s and daughter’s Little League Baseball & Basketball teams. One of his greatest loves was to avidly follow Jackson Bronc high school teams that had any of his children or those of his friends on the roster. Silently and from his heart, George spent his life covertly serving individuals, families & local businesses in his community. He loved serving his many clients in any way he could.
George is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jett and seven of their eight children, Garrett Thompson of Dallas, TX, Leslie (Andrew) Bowman of Santa Fe, NM, Lana (Tyrel) Wray of Jackson, WY, DeNeal (Joseph) Taylor of El Dorado Hills, CA, Amber (Darin) Bassett of Alpine, WY, Layne (Kellie) Thompson of Hailey, ID, Clay (Marianne) Thompson of Ellensburg, WA, and sixteen grandchildren. He is also survived by three of his six siblings, his brother Carlos Eugene Thompson and his sisters Marilynn Brown & Kathy Behling.
Funeral services for George will be Friday, October 23rd at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 420 East Broadway, Jackson Wyoming. Due to pandemic related concerns, a limited number of seats will be available and attendees are respectfully asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. The video conference link for remote participation is http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/Events/driggsidahostake. There will be visitation viewings at the church Thursday evening October 22nd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday morning October 23rd at 10:00 am. A graveside service will immediately follow the funeral at the Aspen Hills Cemetery in Jackson Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Senior Center of Jackson Hole.
Recording of the service
Senior Center of Jackson Hole
830 East Hansen Avenue, Jackson WY 83001