Henry Peter Thompson, 83, who had a 45-year career in advertising with Salt Lake newspapers, died Nov. 6, 1988, of an apparent heart attack in his Salt Lake home.
Mr. Thompson began work in 1925 with the Salt Lake Tribune, where he worked in advertising dispatch, a clearing house between advertisers and the newspaper composing room. He later became manager of the advertising dispatch department for the Salt Lake Tribune-Telegram, and in 1948 was named dispatch manager for the Deseret News.When the Newspaper Agency Corp. was formed in 1952, Mr. Thompson was appointed advertising manager, a position he held until retiring on his 65th birthday. He attended a recent meeting of the NAC's 25-year Club.
He began his first job at age 8 at Forest Dale Potato Chip Factory and continued to work at various jobs throughout his youth to help support himself and his family. He attended Salt Lake City schools, graduating from West High School, where he was a member of the Glee Club and Reserve Officers Training Corps. He attended the University of Utah and for many years was secretary of the Royal Arcaenum Fraternal Lodge.
Mr. Thompson was a high priest in the Yale 1st Ward, Salt Lake Bonneville Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Funeral will be at noon Friday in the Yale First Ward chapel, 1431 Gilmore Drive. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Larkin Sunset Lawn mortuary, 2350 E. 13th South, and at the ward chapel one hour before services. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.