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Gary Thompson


November 8, 2017

Gary Kenneth Thompson was born in Dayton, Washington to Louise (McKinney) and Eldon Thompson on June 24, 1959. Gary attended schools in Dayton and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Accounting. He married Anita Rachel Ouellette in Las Vegas on November 15, 2005 and the couple made their home in Goldendale. Gary worked for the Goldendale Aluminum Plant and Republic Services prior to his retirement. He loved restoring old cars, was an expert at anything automotive, especially Oldsmobiles, and was an avid reader and history buff.

Gary passed away in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 31, 2017 at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife, Anita, of Goldendale; sisters Lori Thompson of Dayton, Diana McNamara and her husband, Jim, of Walla Walla, Washington, and Janeen Thompson of Greenacres, Washington; stepson Douglas Ouellette and his wife Valerie of Bothell, Washington; and two grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements. At Gary’s request, no service will be held. Condolences may be sent to Gary’s family by visiting


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