By HDN Staff
LOMA Monte Keith Thompson, 52, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 due to injuries sustained from a fall from a grain elevator on April 11.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Benton Elementary School Auditorium.
Thompson was born June 30, 1948 in Lamar, Colo. to Doyle and Erma Thompson. The
family farmed near Holly, Colo., until moving to Black Forest, Colo. He attended elementary school there and graduated from the Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. He and his family were involved in the Little Britches Rodeo Program. He won numerous trophies and became the National Little Britches Champion Bulldogger in high school.
Thompson received a degree from Lamar Junior College and attended the University of Colorado at Fort Collins. He participated in college rodeo and various agriculture-related activities.
He completed histology training at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs and worked as a histologist there and as a research histologist at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory USPHS in Hamilton.
He returned to Colorado Springs as the supervisor, education director of the histology department at Penrose Hospital in 1984. The family leased a farm near Calhan, Colo.
In 1995, he bought a ranch outside of Loma and became a full-time rancher, farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Chad.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Thompson of Loma; sons, Keith of Diamond, Wash. and Brett of Loma; daughters, Julia of Aurora, Colo. and Kacie of Loma; sister, Kay Cooper of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Missouri River Medical Center Foundation in Fort Benton.
Benton Funeral Home is handling arrangements.