Timmy Thompson: ‘A man of the river’
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Timmy was born at Seaside Hospital Crescent City, to Archie Sr. and Alta Thompson, graduated from Del Norte, and married Glenna Mendez on May 1, 1990. Throughout his life he worked many jobs varying from a maintenance worker for the National Parks, a commercial fisherman in Alaska to most recently a Yurok River Ferry Captain. But Timmy’s lifelong career was truly spent as a Yurok Fisherman, providing for his family in the traditional way.
Timmy loved God and preaching the word, making a joyful sound unto the lord by playing various instruments. He loved his children and gave his heart to his family. He enjoyed baseball and boxing. A man of the river, he was at peace when he was on the Klamath at the land. His entertaining character and unique joyful laughter made him a delight for everyone he encountered. He now joins his heavenly father into eternal life.
He was preceded in death by his parents Archie Sr. and Alta Thompson, sister Valerie Ann, nieces and nephews Delmar, Redsky, Sarina, Lil’ Tom, Miranda, Lorenzo and Stormy.
He is survived by his siblings Archie Jr., Debbie, Randy (Kathy), Sherry (Thomas O’Rourke), Trudy, Willie (Melanie). Children Bobby, Lilly (Anthony), Pete (Vlayne), Alta (Jay), Ira (Cheyenne). Grandchildren Angelina, MaryJane, Lilly, Phoenix, Denise, Eli, Anthony Jr., Wer-erp, Sequoya, Trent, P.J., Wau-Tec, Ira, Kagama, Benjamin, Neee-Gem, Kyra, and Rayona.
Pallbearers Pete and Ira Thompson, Bobby Mendez, Sundance Rojas, Jai Kibby, Willard, Pergish, Will-Bear and Mike Carlson, Daniel Whitehurst, Jeremy Thompson, and Buck Scott.
Honorary pallbearers Dwight Bennett, Keith Mendez, David Severns, Paul Beal, Scott Trombetti, Denis Whitehurst Sr., Ricky Dowd Jr. and Frank Rojas.
A visitation will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Friday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services are open to everyone and will be held at the Yurok Tribal Office, Saturday at noon, potluck and fellowship to follow.
Flowers and Donations may be made at Vlayne’s place: 125 Klamath Blvd., Klamath.