Vaughn S Thompson

4/25/1929 ~ 3/19/2020

Vaughn S. Thompson was born in Spring City, Utah on April 25, 1929 to James Ernest Thompson and Anna Christine Sorensen. Passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on March 19, 2020. Married for 65 years to Caroljoy Noorda. They married on November 7,1952 and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 25, 1971. He was the best dad in the world to LuAnn (Jim Bennett), Lorie (Dave Howley)and Vonda (Bryan Strain.) Grandpa to Jenifer, Lorie Ann, Daniel, Merrinda, Kamie, Tiffani, Michael, Amberly, and Joshua. He had 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, nine siblings, great-granddaughter Abby Lu Thompson, grandson-in-law Tyson Thursby. He was loved by everyone who knew him! Served for 4 years in the Korean War, worked for Kennecott Copper Mine for 28 years. Loved serving for 17 years in the Manti temple. Enjoyed woodworking, gardening and playing his guitar with his band, ‘The Old Timers’, at different Assisted Living Centers. He adored his family and cherished his testimony of The Savior and his gospel. We would like to thank Gunnison Home Health/Hospice and especially Jessica Shepherd who helped take such good care of him. We are very sad to say that Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a graveside service will be held with immediate family only. We know dad deserves so much more and loved social gatherings so an announcement will be made after the outbreak is over to invite friends and family to hold a celebration of his life. . Online condolences at

4 Responses to “Vaughn S Thompson”

  1. Patty Christiansen says:

    What a good man! ! ! I worked at the care center in Mayfield and Centerfield where he was a, very dedicated, volunteer for close to twenty years. come rain or shine he and his friends would come, twice a month, and play their guitars and sing. They knew each of the residents by name and made them soooo happy! He is an example of what a true volunteer is. Thanks so much for sharing him with the rest of us!

  2. Rhea Stewart says:

    So sorry to hear about Vaughn’s death. He has always been one of the people we could depend on seeing at church meetings of the 3rd Ward Family. Because of the circumstances at this time and not being able to attend a funeral for Vaughn, please know how all of us in the 3rd Ward Familly are thinking about you and praying for the Holy Ghost to comfort you at this time.

  3. Perry Thompson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Vaughn. He is the kindest most gentle man that I knew. I have so many good memories of him throughout my life. I am sorry that I am unable to give my condolences in person to the family during these times. I am certain that his reunion in Heaven was a joyous one. Please know the love and respect that I had for Uncle Vaughn is more than words can describe.

  4. Sue Johansen says:

    So sorry to hear about your father. He was such a great man! He was always so kind and friendly when Mark and I would see him. Mark said he enjoyed serving with him on the high council. He was always so willing to serve others. We are so sorry for the circumstances to not come and pay our respects for him. Please know we are thinking of you and pray for comfort and peace for your family at this time.