Gary Durfee Thompson

April 30, 1938 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 79)

Gary Durfee Thompson passed away February 3, 2018 in Tooele, Utah. Gary was born in Lovell, Wyoming on April 30, 1938 to John (Jack) and Lucille Thompson.  He served The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission where he met and baptized his sweetheart, Joyce McConnell Thompson. They were married shortly after his mission, sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, and were married for 57 years. They lived in several different cities and spent over 45 years in Omaha, Nebraska where Gary worked as a Commodity Broker. Three years ago, Gary and Joyce moved with their youngest daughter, Melanie to Stansbury Park, Utah. Gary loved classic cars, fishing, and, for the past couple of years, selling knives at boutiques in the Tooele Valley.

Gary is survived by his wife, Joyce; his brother, Jay; his sister, Carole; his 4 children: Cory (Julie), Barbara Gayer, Brent (Erinn), and Melanie; 21 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Gary is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willis; sister, Joyce; and grandson, Ben.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00am at the LDS Church Building at 1366 Canyon Rd, Lake Point, Utah.  A viewing will be held from 10:00am-10:45am prior to the service.

Interment Lovell Cemetery, Lovell Wy.

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