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Richard 'Dick' Thompson, 87

Richard 'Dick' Thompson, 87

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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

May 1, 1933-May 7, 2020

Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Thompson will be held at 10:00 a.m., June 13, 2020, at Mount Moriah Cemetery, in Butte, MT.

Richard Thompson, born May 1, 1933, in Butte, Montana, and died the morning of May 7, 2020, at 87 years old, in Gillette, Wyoming. He was born to Thomas and Gladys Thompson, and was the fourth child of six.

He began working at the age of 14 at the Butte Motor Company, and went on to work as a diesel mechanic for 50 years for the Anaconda Company of Butte, MT, and Arch Coal, Black Thunder mine of Gillette, Wyoming.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved to spend his time on the Big Hole River camping with his family. He was especially fond of furry four-legged friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millicent Thompson; and four of his siblings. He is survived by one sister, Rose Sorensen of Modesto, California; his three children, Thomas “Tommy” (Janet) Thompson of Gillette, Wyoming; Ron (Bonnie) Thompson of Choteau, MT; and Lillian (Gerald) Sullivan of Gillette, Wyoming; other surviving relatives include 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren of Gillette, Wyoming; Choteau, MT; and Washburn, North Dakota.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY, 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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