Murray Eugene Thompson
Murray Eugene Thompson
  • April 27, 1931 - June 13, 2011
  • Port Angeles, Washington

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Murray was born on April 27, 1931, in Port Angeles and graduated from Crescent High School in June 1950. He was first married to Patsy Norma Simmons, and from that marriage came a daughter, Hannah Marie, and a son, Randall "Randy" Eugene. Subsequently, he married Vicki Gail Lutrell, and from that marriage came two sons, Michael Joseph and Mark Jason.
Murray spent nearly all his life on the Olympic Peninsula working as a truck driver, but he will be remembered as one of the best 'cat-skinners" on the Peninsula. His friends and family swear that he could operate nearly anything on wheels or treads.
He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his nephews, sons, and grandchildren, but most of all, he was a family man who loved spending time with his family and friends.
Murray, a peaceful man who rarely complained, was held in high regard by several generations of family and friends who were drawn to him through his storytelling, which entertained while keeping everyone in touch with the past. He will be greatly missed.
Murray was preceded in death by his mother, Alva Rose Thompson; father Lewis Thompson; sister Florence Sands (Lincoln); and brother George Thompson (Audrey).
He is survived by daughter Hannah Bowen (Peter); sons Randy (Doreen), Michael and Mark Thompson; daughter-in-law Jennifer Thompson; granddaughters Amanda Ashby, Erica Thompson, Kaylee Thompson and Abreanna Thompson; and grandsons Robert Ashby, Eli Thompson and Emmett Thompson.

Arrangements under the direction of Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, WA.