Clan MacTavish Official BadgeThe crest badge Clan MacTavish contains the crest and motto of the clan chief. The crest is blazoned a boar's head erased or langued proper. The motto is NON OBLITUS, which translates from Latin as "not forgetful" or "not forgotten"

Frederick James 'Jim' Thompson
Celtic Knot depicting eternal lifeCeltic Knot depicting eternal life




  • Born September 30, 1924 in Jefferson County, Colorado
  • Parents - Frederick James Thompson and Marion Laurene Felger
  • Married Lois E Lawrence on April 4, 1947 in Colorado
  • Died March 29, 1993 at Swedish Hospital in Wheatridge, Colorado, lived in Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado
    • Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery


Headstone of Wenda Lou and Larry Lee Thompson. Located in Block 24, Lot 36 of Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado.
Photo by: Doug Stiverson at Find a Grave

After his mother died when he a baby, he was pretty much raised by his maternal grandparents, Alva and Minnie Felger who everyone knew as Gramps and Gram.  He had strong supplemental support from his father's parents and brothers.

Jim learned early how to work hard.  He helped Gramps run the farm south of Broomfield.  And when Gramps died in 1952, Jim and Lois took over the full operation of the farm as well as caring for Gram.   For several years, Jim raised mink as the fur market was high.  And he always had horses for his daughters to ride and was so proud of both of them in whatever they chose to do.

In 1958 he sat for his state insurance exam and passed.  National Western Life Insurance Company hired him right away, where he remained until his retirement many years later.  He won numerous awards, trips and incentives because he excelled in the insurance business.

Jim understood the importance of family, and he worked hard at maintaining a relationship with each of his daughters.   He hurt when they hurt, and he smiled when they smiled.  He knew he made mistakes in life, but hoped that someday it would all come out in the wash.  Jim, it did, trust me.

No one had a sense of humor quite like Jim.  He always had a smile on his face, and he never complained about what life threw at him.  As disease took a hold of him, such as Menieres with his balance and eye problems, he laughed at himself and still enjoyed life.  He never played the 'pity me' card or blamed other people or circumstances or whatever.  Jim was just plain Jim, which in all of our eyes was the best.

Photo Album


Page created October 19, 2014 by MaryLee Thompson-Saban Perpetual Copyright 2014 aand perpetual copyright on background held by Jodi Parker 

Return to Frederick Melvin Thompson

Return to Thompson in Colorado

Last updated 10/21/2014

Counter added 10/19/2014