Clinton Rowland “Rollie” Thompson

Clinton Rowland “Rollie” Thompson passed away of natural causes at the age of 83 at his daughter’s home in Green River, Utah on July 21, 2013.

Rollie was born to Rowland Pierce and Pearl Hanks Thompson on April 7, 1930 in Price. Rollie graduated from Green River High School. He married Mary Jean Dumas on February 28, 1951. They were later sealed in the LDS Temple on October 9, 1964.

He worked at Kennecott Copper for a few years, and then moved his family back to Green River. He worked in the uranium mines is southeastern Utah until the opening of the White Sands Missile Launch Site in Green River in the early 1960s where he was hired as a maintenance supervisor. He also supervised the building of the Blanding and Ticaboo sites and an Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Rollie is survived by four children: Connie Copenhaver of Green River; Ted (Larette) Thompson of Salt lake City; Sharon (Richard) Seely of Green River; and Lucinda (Mel) Bartz of New Harmony. He was also blessed with 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Rollie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son Clinton Rowland Thompson Jr.