Memorial Saturday for James Thompson |

Memorial Saturday for James Thompson

A memorial service will be held on Saturday for Breckenridge resident James Thompson, who died Jan. 6 after battling ALS for one-and-a-half years.He was 70.

Thompson moved to Breckenridge more than three years ago after retiring from Milwaukee, Wis. Thompson was born on Oct. 8, 1935, in Iron Mountain, Mich. to the late Wallace and Margaret Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of many years, Denise; his brother Michael Thompson of Iron Mountain, Mich.; his daughter Margaret Thompson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and her three children; his daughter Elizabeth Parato of St. Louis, Mo., and their four children; his son David Thompson of Menasha, Wis., and his son; his daughter Sally Cariveau of Steamboat Springs and their son; and his daughter Melissa Thompson of Breckenridge.Thompson is further survived by his previous wife, Arlene, of St. Louis, Mo., many friends and other relatives and of course, he leaves behind his special friend of three years, Bear, his Champion Samoyed.

Thompson was very active with the United States Ski Association and officiated at national and international ski races, working as many as 25 World Cup races per year. He was a food broker in Wisconsin for many years and ran a clothing business.His family will be having a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Father Dyer Methodist Church at 310 Wellington Lane in Breckenridge.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ALS, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1201 Colfax Ave., Suite 202, Denver, CO 80210.

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