In Loving Memory of Eugean 'Gean' Allen Thompson: 1931-2021


Eugean “Gean” Allen Thompson, aka “Doc Thompson,” passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side Aug. 20, 2021 at the age of 90 in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Gean was born in Centralia, Washington, on March 22, 1931, to Charlie and Erma Thompson. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably as a medic during the Korean War. Upon returning in 1953, he met his wife and started a family. 

Gean served honorably for many years as a Washington State Patrol officer. He was also a member of the Issaquah Baptist Church and a member of Mount Baker Masonic Lodge for 50 years. 

He enjoyed hunting for deer and elk, fishing for salmon and steelhead, and searching for arrowheads and his wife’s hidden candy. The way to Gean’s heart was a good back rub, a bag of Russell Stover’s jelly beans or eating at local diners with his family. He loved more than anything his family and friends. 

Eugean is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley “Zelda” Thompson; three children Kimmie Rindal, Nancy Collins, and Eugean Thompson; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren, the last of which he was able to meet just days before his passing. He was dependable to his family, true to his faith and his wife, and a servant to all. Eugean will be dearly missed. 

Charitable contributions can be made in Eugean’s name to Hospice of the Northwest. Please send your condolences and share memories of Eugean to his family online at Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

No services are planned. 

“Lives of great men all remind us 

We can make our lives sublime, 

And, departing, leave behind us 

Footprints on the sands of time 

Footprints, that perhaps another, 

Sailing o’er life’s solemn main, 

A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, 

Seeing, shall take heart again.” 

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


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Bradd Reynolds

Thank you for your service to WSP and your community.

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