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Donald 'Jack' Thompson

Donald "Jack" Thompson, 90, of Denver, died on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Private family graveside services were held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view Jack's Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for family. Memorials have been established to the Donor's Choice. The services for Jack have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Donald Jack Thompson was born in Banner County, Nebraska, on April 28, 1930, the son of Harry and Vergie (Simmons) Thompson. He lived in Banner County until joining the US Air Force in 1948.

Jack was married to Beverly Daily in Gering on May 11, 1951. They lived in Indiana for a short time while Jack was stationed there. They moved to Banner County and farmed for 4 years before moving to California, where he worked for United Airlines. He was transferred to Denver and continued to work for United Airlines for 38 years until his retirement. Jack and Bev did a lot of traveling and enjoyed several trips to Hawaii. They eventually moved to Florida and then Kimball. Jack moved to Aurora, Colorado, shortly after Bev died in 2014. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his granddaughters Alena Schaeffer and Jenifer Kolstad; and great-granddaughters Abbey and Skylar Schaeffer and Sophia Kolstad, all of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Lana, brothers Bill, Buck, Dick, Jim, Guy and a sister Eula Mann.

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