In Memory


Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson (1946 - 1970)

Edward David Thompson was born Jan 7, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah son of Elbert Orson Thompson and Gayle Larsen.  Ted served an LDS mission to the West German Mission and graduated from the University of Utah.  He died Mar 7, 1970 at Silver Fork, Salt Lake, Utah and was buried Mar 10, 1970 at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake.

For more pictures of Ted, click on the link to his Profile at the bottom of this page.

If anyone has a fuller obituary for Ted, please forward to Harvey Cahoon

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11/22/13 11:19 PM #1    

(Jenny) Marie Lind

From where I now live, I pass Ted’s house daily.  I remember he had a very bright mind and an engineer brother who developed insulation properties for the space program.

Around the corner where he grew up lived many innovative minds – Lamb, Tanner, Bagley, Durham, Hinckley, Bennion, Strong and Thompson. By the time I worked my senior year as a dental assistant, Dr. Elbert Thomson’s bright ideas had started a new business and brought change to his profession. Dentists no longer needed to stand by the upright chair. They and their assistants could sit while they worked – four handed dentistry.  Patients could recline comfortably and the spittoon bowl was replaced by the vacuum tube. He was known as the father of modern dentistry and partner in the new company Vacudent.

You are missed Ted, because of who you are – a very fine fellow and friend - gone too soon.  Your own innovative mind would have been filled with bright ideas -  if only given the gift of time.



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