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Aaron Paul Thompson


Allison resident Aaron Paul Thompson died Thursday, April 25, in Durango of complications from cystic fibrosis. He was 21.

Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 1, 1991, in Durango to Wayne Thompson and Jewel Meadows. He grew up in Allison and Ignacio and graduated from Ignacio High School.

He was valedictorian of his senior class and belonged to science club, went to Knowledge Bowl, attended the literary club and excelled in his scholastic endeavors. He attended college at Texas Tech University, and his goal was to become an engineer. His studies, however, were cut short by his illness.

Mr. Thompson worked at the Patio Restaurant in Ignacio and Smokin’ Moes (both in Ignacio and Pagosa Springs), as well as at a plastic manufacturer in Lubbock, Texas.

He lived for music – it was his center, his family said. He also enjoyed spoiling children and associating with their fun. He was a confidante to many and would be there when you needed a friend. He also loved to cook and eat the dishes he prepared.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his mother, Jewel Meadows of Ignacio; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Carol Thompson of Allison; brothers Mike Martinez of Aztec and Wayne Thompson II of Allison; and sisters Amanda Thompson of Allison, and Tara Fiedler and Lenzie Fiedler, both of Abilene, Texas; grandparents Tom Reynolds and Mary Christiansen of Arboles, and Don and Nita Anderson of Ignacio; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Bessie Reynolds and Joan and Westley Thompson.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Pine River Four Square Gospel Church with Pastor Charlie McGee officiating. A viewing will be one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Allison-Tiffany Cemetery in Allison.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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