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Orville J. "Pat" Thompson

Orville J. "Pat" Thompson

Orville J. “Pat” Thompson, 86, of Boise, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Pat was born on August 31, 1934 in Nampa, ID, the son of Orville A. “Mike” and Opal M. Strong Thompson. He attended elementary school at Guffy Butte, a one room schoolhouse by the Snake River. He went on to graduate from Marsing High School in 1953. After graduating he was inducted into the United States Army where he served honorably for two years during the Korean Conflict. Following his service in the Army he married Margaret E. “Ann” Wallace on June 9, 1956 in Winnemucca, NV. They were later divorced. On January 23, 1972 he married Phyllis J. Berry Vadney. They enjoyed nearly 49 years of marriage.

Pat worked for Triangle Dairy for 37 years before he retired. His many interests included raising mules and horses, hunting, fishing and motorcycles. Pat loved the Mule Club where he discovered numerous new trails in the Sawtooth’s and Owyhee county. He especially enjoyed going on hunting trips. He loved his family and they participated in many camping excursions and holidays together. He shared special time with Dale & Linda Forrester , Dale & Kathy Cooper, Bill Spear and Dave Grant. He taught two of his grandsons, Peyton and Zach, many outdoor skills during family adventures. He was a proud member of the Marsing High School class of “53” and regularly attended their quarterly luncheon and class reunion picnics. He remained close to his high school friends and was especially close to Charlie & Joan Wilson, Roy & Wilma Buckley and Moe Larson.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Thompson, his daughters and sons-in-law, Alana & Steve Walsh and Alana’s children: Gerry and Nicole Greenfield, Shannon & Brian Flatter and their children: Zachary and Rachel, Kim & Delroy Wood and Kim’s son : Peyton Sidowski along with his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Stephanie Thompson with their daughters: Jessica and Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister, Shirley.

His family suggests memorials be made to Wounded Warriors or other Veterans organizations.

A private committal service with military honors will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

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