Ray Thompson 1933 - 2006
A traditional honoring ceremony for Ray Thompson, 73, Overbrook, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haskell Cultural Center in Lawrence. He was cremated.Mr. Thompson died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at his home.He was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Jones, Okla., the son of Curtis Donovan and Lydia Augusta Moore Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. He was a longtime cattle rancher in southwest Douglas County and a 55-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 763 in Lawrence.He married Shirley Lee Bryant on May 17, 1953. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Ray Thompson II, Overbrook; two daughters, Gina Baun, Overbrook, and Joni Murphy, Pomona; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.The family suggests memorials to the Haskell Indian Nations Health Center, 2415 Mass., Lawrence 66046, or sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.