William A. (Bill) Thompson died July 21, 2007, at Yuma Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

He will be cremated at Yuma Mortuary and Crematory, Yuma, Ariz.

Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 25, 1925, at Court Rock near Hamilton to Maxwell and Julia Thompson. He was the youngest of 6 children.

He worked as a mechanic for most of his life in Oregon and Alaska.

He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, Norma; daughter, Maxine; stepsons, Gary and Randy; grandchildren, Tina and Scott; two great-grandchildren, Madaline and Maxwell; and four stepgrandchildren, Bob, Katie, Christian and Sophie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert; brothers, James and Herman; and sisters, Ruby, Crystal and Opal.

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