Raymond Bronson Thompson Obituary
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R. B. THOMPSON, EDEN, SUCCUMBS
Valley Rancher Was Active Factor In Church and Civic Life
EDEN, Jan. 30 - Raymond Bronson Thompson, 64, prominent farmer, rancher, churchman and civic leader of Eden, died at his home Monday afternoon after a long illness.
He was born in Scipio, December 31, 1875, a son of Daniel W. and Lorinda Bronson Thompson. Coming to Eden in 1903, he had resided here since. He married Caroline Graham August 2, 1905, in the Salt Lake L. D. S. Temple.
Leader In Church
An active L. D. S. church worker, he had been one of the seven presidents of the 131 quorum of seventy, president of the Eden ward Y.M.M.I.A., a member of the Ogden stake Y. M. M. I. A. board, ward clerk of Eden ward, second counselor to Bishop George A. Fuller chairman and teacher of the Eden high priests' class and teacher of the gospel doctrine class in the ward Sunday school. He also served an L. D. S. mission to Scotland from 1900 to 1902.
One of the civic leaders of the Ogden valley section, he had been chairman of the Republicans of Eden district. He was a director of Weber Central Dairy association at the time of his death, and had served as director, secretary and treasurer of the Eden Irrigation Co., secretary-treasurer of the Eden water system and for 10 years was chairman of the board of the Eden-Liberty Dairy association.
Surviving are his widow and the following sons and daughters: W. G. Thompson and Mrs. Rulon Folkman of Oakland, Cal., and Ross and Raymond Garth Thompson of Eden; three brothers, Henry Thompson, of Plain City, Earl Thompson of Ogden and Alton Thompson of Circleville, Cal., and eight sisters, Elizabeth Thompson of Ogden, Mrs. Frances Kelley of Los Angeles, Mrs. Emily John of Provo, Mrs. Walter J. Lindsay of San Francisco, Mrs. Delsena Robins of Scipio and Mrs. Nephi J. Reese and Mrs. Thomas Reese of Salt Lake City. The body is at Larkin & Sons mortuary.
Ogden Standard Examiner, 30 January 1940.