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“Cleo and I grew up together in the Ochard II Ward. She was always a part of my life until we graduated from highschool. We lived just down the...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Katherine Mayo Albertson - OR

“Bob & Family, Please accept my sincere condolances at this time. I know that this must be a very difficult time, and you are each in my prayers. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Harris - Mesa, AZ - Friend

“Bob We were saddened to hear of your loss. We never had the opportunity to meet your wife, Cleo, however we want you to know that our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Estrada - Litchfield Park, AZ

“I've known Cleo since I was in school with her son, she was always there for her family, loved them all dearly, and never stopped trying to do what...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Ortega - Glendale, AZ

“So sorry to hear of your loss but taking comfort in knowing that she is dancing with Jesus on heavenly streets of gold. You are all in our prayers. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Toni Berg

“Cleo was my neighbor for 22 years. She would always be out in the yard, making sure that things were just right. Her yard was the most beautiful in...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tami Gomez & family - Phoenix, AZ

“My mother was always there for us. She was a stay-at-home mother from the start. She had to pull double duty while dad was posted overseas with the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sean T Thompson - Son

“Our prayers are with you and your family! We love you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Helen Reynolds

“I will dearly miss Cleo who was so much more than a sister in law to me because she always treated me like a younger brother, taking the time to take...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Craig Thompson - Bountiful, UT

“My sincere condolences to the family of your dear one lost in death. May you have many happy and loving memories of the time you had together. The...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: ocforhealth@yahoo.com - IL


Our loving wife, mother and grandmother peacefully passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 while under medical care.

Cleo Dawn Thompson was born July 25, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leo Comer and Clarece Chatwin Powell. She was married and sealed to her eternal companion Robert LaVar Thompson on January 9, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah while Robert was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were blessed with 2 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren.

After retiring from and completing her husband's service with the Air Force in 1985, they continued to live in their home in Phoenix, as her husband continued working within the defense support industrial community.

She enjoyed the many various activities with her husband and children. She was particularly fond of camping, fishing, gardening and working in the yard. She also enjoyed and had a great talent for various craft activities, including creating craft activities on the computer for her children. She had great compassion and love for animals, including family dogs and a cat that family's latest dogs adopted.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert of 41 years, their two children Sonja and Sean (Ada), 2 grandsons (Anthony and Robert), her sister Leslie Youngberg (David), brother Joel Powell (Cindy), and sister Colleen Taylor (Clark). She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Clarece Powell, and her older sister Patricia Powell Rogers (and her husband Vern).

The final viewing and funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 4th at the Independence Ward Chapel (8702 W. Campbell, Phoenix, Arizona). The viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the funeral services scheduled for 10:00 a.m.