THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James Evans (Red Dog) Thompson, 66, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Born on May 2, 1946 in Milwaukee, he was the first child of Roy H. and Elaine Thompson. He grew up in Peshtigo and graduated from high school in 1964.
He then attend WSU-Whitewater from 1964 to 1966, during which time he also enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. In 1967 he transferred to Arizona State University, graduating in 1971. Upon graduation he was accepted to the University of Miami Law School and graduated in 1973. After a number of apprentice positions, he started his own law practice in Phoenix. Continuing with his National Guard service, he transferred to the Arizona National Guard.
He was an avid recreationalist and outdoorsman, pursuing golf, watersports, horseback riding, fishing and hunting with his dogs. Most important was camaraderie with his great friends, whom he loved as much as they loved him. Also a devoted Green Bay Packers fan, he was a proud legitimate attendee of the 1967 Lambeau Field "Ice Bowl" Packer victory.
He is survived by a daughter, Tina Lawrence of Chandler; a son-in-law, Charles (Spike) and two grandchildren, Lindsay and Tori. He is also survived by younger brothers, Gary G. and Thomas R.
A celebration event is planned for Saturday, March 2. Interested parties may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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