Gerald H. Thompson

Gerald H. Thompson, age 90, formerly of Oroville and East Wenatchee, Washington passed away on January 2, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Gresham, Oregon. He was born in Cranbrook, B.C., Canada on May 30, 1925 to Tony and Francis (Fannie McIntyre) Thompson and lived in Wardner, B.C. until age eight when the family moved to Oroville, Washington in 1933 where Tony found work with the Zosel Lumber Company.

He was a member of a non-denominational group of Christians and made his choice to love and serve God at the age of twelve.

United States Navy
United States Navy

After high school, Gerald served from 1944-1946 in the U.S. Navy serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans during World War II.

On May 24, 1948, he was married to Hazel V. Moznik and they lived in Oroville until her death in 1994.He worked as a young man in apple warehouses until purchasing his own orchards which became his career until retirement.

On Feb. 2, 1995 he married Marilyn Cotter and spent their lives together in Chelan and East Wenatchee, Wash. until her death in January of 2010. He continued to live in East Wenatchee until 2014 when he moved to Gresham, Ore. to live with his daughter.

Survivors include his brother Ron (Ruth) Thompson in Oroville and his three children: Linda (Larry) Butler of East Wenatchee; Patty Kamrau of Gresham and Robert (Teresa) Thompson of East Wenatchee. His grandchildren: Brandon (Corrina) Butler, Larinda (Aaron) Cutright, Tim Kamrau, Brad Kamrau, Ashley Chambers, and Renee (Steve) Slaven. He is also survived by six great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel in 1994, his sister Vivian DeWitz, and his parents.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Bergh Funeral Service in Oroville.