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Melvin John Thomson, our loving father and grandfather passed away October 14, 2022 of natural causes. Born April 8, 1933, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah to Jesse West Thomson and Effie Emelia Erickson. Married Chell Wilson Coffin, June 10, 1954, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Chell passed away February 25, 2018.
Mel served in the United States Army in the Korean War.
Melvin was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed serving members in his community.
Melvin worked in the education field at many Utah Junior High Schools. He worked as a history teacher, counselor, vice principal, principal in Jordan School District.
He graduated with a Master of Science from the University of Utah while working as an iron worker in Utah.
After retirement he and Chell served a senior mission for The the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Downtown Salt Lake City Mission.
He loved to fish, hunt, and road trips with his family, build houses, fish, and more fishing.
He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Survived by children Denise, Michael (Angee) Thomson, Julie (Bill) Nethercott, eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, three sisters, one stepsister, two brothers, and son Scott.
Graveside services will be held on October 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m. at the Sandy City Cemetery, 9800 South 700 East, Sandy, Utah.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Starts at 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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