Washington G. “Tommy” Thompson

Washington G. “Tommy” Thompson

July 22, 1928 – April 9, 2019

A veteran of the US Air Force, he participated in the Berlin Airlift.  Received his accounting degree from the University of Denver and his MBA from Harvard University.  He is survived by his wife, Lois J. Thompson; son, Tommy Thompson (Elizabeth) of Dallas, TX; daughter, Sue Christoffersen (Bill); sons, John Thompson (Judy) and Jim Thompson; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers: Corben (Barbara), Warren (Margaret), and Glenn.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 14th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Monday, April 15th at 10:30am, West Center Chapel.  Graveside Service: Monday, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials to NorthStar Foundation.


  • Peg and Glen Newkirk Posted April 13, 2019 11:32 am

    Words cannot describe what an extraordinary person Tommy was and how much he contributed to the well-being of the world. His outlook on life was such a blessing to those who knew him. He always greeted people with such interest and enthusiasm that friends knew how much he cared about them. His sunny outlook on life and his love of those in his life was such a blessing to us ans all who knew him.. We were so fortunate to have him as a dear friend and will miss him . Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and his family. Peg and Glen Newkrk

  • Melody Gregory Posted April 16, 2019 10:04 am

    My deepest Condolence to Lois and the Family. I cleaned Tommy and Lois’s house when they lived at Pacific Springs and they always brought great joy to me when ever I was with them. He will be deeply missed.

  • Marilya Veteto Reese Posted December 9, 2021 6:30 pm

    Dear Thompsons! We Vetetos have such great memories starting with NJ and reaching all the way to NB when Mom and I were there for my conference several years ago. Your dad’s guffaw still rings in my ears. My son even cited him in a business paper his last year of college! I would love to talk to your mom, so please email me or call 928 523 9638 (it’s my office; leave a msg if I’m out) with a good number for her, or for any of you. Our sad news is that our mom died Nov 27, 2021 after a happy day of holiday planning at the assisted living she’d been in since Jan ’21, laughing and joking with Alan and a cousin. Then Mom took a nap and never woke up. I can send you a link to the service Dec 16 at 4pm, or you can watch/listen to the recording afterward with a password I can give you. Sending love from all of us!

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