Longtime Summit resident Thompson dies | SummitDaily.com

Longtime Summit resident Thompson dies

Services will be held this morning at Fort Logan National Cemetery for Claud W. Thompson who died Nov. 17 at the age of 90.

Thompson was born in Arkansas Dec. 15, 1912, and spent 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He was decorated for his combat service during the Italian Campaign of the World War II, and was later stationed in Korea, Hawaii, Germany and Utah.

Following his retirement from the Army in 1960, Thompson was active in real estate and construction in Dillon Valley and Denver in the 1960s and 1970s.

Thompson, a longtime Summit County resident, was an avid fisherman and well known for his well-kept yard and historic home in Dillon Valley.

He was active in the development of Dillon Valley and lived there since the early 1970s.

He is survived by sons Robert W. Thompson of Evergreen and Ronald E. Thompson of Port Ludlow, Wash.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, including grandson Mark D. Thompson, and great-grandson Hans C. Thompson, both of Frisco.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.