Clinton (Rollie) Rowland Thompson
Born: 4/7/1930, Price, Utah
Rollie was born to Rowland Pierce and Pearl Hanks Thompson on April 7, 1930 in Price, Utah. Rollie graduated from Green River High School. He married Mary Jean Dumas on February 28, 1951, and 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 1960’s where he was hired as a Maintenance Supervisor. He also supervised the building of the Blanding, and Ticaboo, Utah Sites, and an Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Rollie is survived by four children: Connie Copenhaver of Green River, UT, Ted (Larette) Thompson of Salt lake City, UT, Sharon (Richard) Seely of Green River, UT, Lucinda (Mel) Bartz of New Harmony, UT; was also blessed with 21 grandchildren , and 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Rollie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean on March 31, 1999, and a son Clinton Rowland Thompson Jr.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Green River Bible Church with a viewing 2 hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Elgin Cemetery on Hastings Road.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Green River Bible Church.
Tributes7/25/2013 - I am very sorry to hear about Rollie, he was a fine man and a great person to know. I want to express my sincere sympathy. I hope that he, Jean and Clinton are living it up in the broad expanses of heavenly wilderness. Thank you Rollie for always being a good friend and tell Clinton and Jean hello for me. - Mike McDougall
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