Island City, Oregon
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Stanley Eugene Thompson, 59, of Island City, died from unexpected natural causes on Aug. 24 at a hospital in Boise.
A celebration of life at the Island City School will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday.
He was born in Arcata, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1947 to Ana Mae (Posey) and Glen Thompson. He was raised and educated in Oakland, Calif., and Eufaula, Okla.
Mr. Thompson enlisted in the Navy in April of 1965. After his naval service, he moved to Government Camp and helped his father cook at the Huckleberry Inn Restaurant. He greatly enjoyed his work for the Forest Service and as a maintenance technician at Gresham Hospital.
He married Lynne on Sept. 1, 1979 in Portland.
Mr. Thompson went to work for the City of Island City and worked there for 21 years. He retired for medical reasons.
Mr. Thompson loved to hunt and fish and most of all he loved to entertain, especially cooking for large groups of friends and family. He and his wife recently purchased their “dream retirement job,” The Hells Canyon Inn in Pine Creek. This place was conveniently located close to his favorite place to be — “at his cabin.”
He is survived by his wife of La Grande; sons, Mitchell Thompson of Pine Creek, Graham Pinard, of McCall, Idaho, and Andrew Pinard of Pine Creek; daughter, Stacy Miller of Sandy; sister, Andrea Clapper of Eufaula, Okla., mother and stepfather Anna Mae and Roy Miller of Eufaula and many other relatives.
Arrangements are being handled by Loveland Funeral Chapel.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 26, 2006, Published: August 28, 2006