Obituary: THOMPSON, HEBER MAUGHAN

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 9:40 p.m. MDT

Heber Maughan Thompson1935 ~ 2011Heber Maughan Thompson, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born May 23, 1935 in Park City, Utah to James Vincent and Bessie Maughan Thompson. He spent his childhood in Salt Lake City and Richland, Washington. He graduated from Richland High School where he was on the high school tennis and football teams. He attended Brigham Young University where he was on the tennis team, served as Viking Social Unit President as well as Student Body Vice-President. He graduated in 1960 with a BA in French and received an MBA from Stanford University in 1962. He served a 2 1/2 year, full-time LDS mission to France from 1956-1958. After his mission, he met Vicki Durrant at BYU. They married on August 13, 1959 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and the following June graduated together. They have eight children; Paul (Marilyn), Sheri (Brent) Goodsell, Brian (Shaunna), Michele (Alan) Carter, Michael (Kimberlee), Denise (Ray) Stewart, Cynthia (Jason) Taylor, and Lindsey (Caroline). His children looked up to his example of service to family, church and community. Heber worked for GE in Schenectady, NY; Syracuse, NY; Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. He also worked for IBM in Los Gatos, CA; Rochester, MN and Endicott, NY. He worked for the LDS Church as the Manager of Bishops' Storehouses, Area Director for Northern California and the Director of Membership and Statistical Records Division. He was a dedicated member of the LDS Church, serving as Bishop in San Jose, California and the BYU 8th Stake; as Branch President in Rochester, Minnesota, and in Stake Presidencies in San Jose, California; BYU, and American Fork. His favorite Church assignment was as France Paris MissionPresident from 1993 to 1996.Never one for retirement, Heber enjoyed serving the community he loved. He was elected Mayor of American Fork from 2006 to 2010. He enjoyed singing in musical groups, golfing, woodworking, teaching and spending time with his family. He will be missed by many.He is survived by his wife and children, two brothers; James V. Thompson of Seattle, WA and Ralph M. Thompson of Yakima, WA. He leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the Thompson family Tuesday, December 6 from 6-8 PM at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North in American Fork or Wednesday, December 7 from 9 - 10:30 AM at the American Fork East Stake Center, 825 East 500 North in American Fork. Funeral services will follow at 11AM. Online memories and condolences may be sent to andersonmortuary.com