Harold Gene Thompson passed away at his home in Albany, Oregon on May 6, 2020, at the age of 77 years. He is predeceased by his father Ralph Thompson, his mother Jane Thompson, his sister Alberta Thompson, and his wife Darlene Thompson. Harold was the 2nd of 6 siblings; his older brother Steve Thompson, his sisters Charlotte Dougherty and Alberta Thompson, and his brothers Ralph and Neil Thompson. Harold is also survived by his three children: Harold Thompson Jr., Lanet Dunigan, and Paula Arnett, his 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Harold was born in LaGrande, Oregon on November 15, 1942. He grew up in Elgin, Oregon, and graduated from Elgin High School in 1961. A hard worker, Harold worked for the Laborers Union for almost 40 years and helped build highways and buildings all around the state. He was a loving father, dedicated to his wife and children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping at the Oregon coast, the Blue Mountains, and the Wallowas. Harold loved to work on cars, boats, and equipment and he liked to fabricate metal. He wanted to go back to Alaska and repeat a trip he made with his family in 2005. The family will be planning a memorial in Eastern Oregon this summer.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).
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