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" of "not forgotten"  Thomas Harvey Thompson Sr
Thomas Harvey Thompson, abt 1945
Celtic Knot depicting eternal lifeCeltic Knot depicting eternal life


THOMAS HARVEY THOMPSON SR. Thompson wheat field 1912

Born December 28, 1907 at the Thompson Ranch in Adams County, Colorado

Parents - Frederick James Thompson and Agnes Templeton Meikle

Married - June Sterett about 1934 in Colorado

Died - April 10, 1950 in Denver, Colorado at General Rose Memorial Hospital.

Buried - Extended Thompson Family Plot in Crown Hill Cemetery

The picture on right of this page is a computer enhanced copy* of a photograph taken in 1913 on the Thompson Home Ranch. It depicts in the lower right corner the wheat that the family grew for so many years.

He was always known as Harvey by everyone in the family, and there was no one who didn't love him dearly. He grew up on the Thompson Ranch, learning to work hard early and learning to play hard as well. He was close to all of his brothers, and in particular Harold,  he and his brother Harold were extremely close for their entire lives.

The boys all worked in the auto dealership in Arvada as well as working the farm. When the dealership closed in the late 1920's, Harvey and Harold returned to working the farm full time. They basically took over the operation of the Thompson Ranch at that time and finally in 1941 purchased it from their father.

Harvey married June in 1934, and they lived in Westminster, Colorado. He was quite active in the city government of Westminster. He served as Mayor of Westminster from 1941 through 1943. You can read the entire History of Westminster 1911 - 1961 on line at History of Westminster which Harold Sr. helped write in 1961 for 50th anniversary of the town of Westminster.

Harvey and Harold continued to farm until Harvey's untimely death in 1950 of leukemia. They owned land in Adams County and Boulder County which they acquired during the 1940's, as well as the Thompson Home Ranch north of Westminster. Harvey and June had plans of remodeling the Thompson ranch house, and I am told he had started on that project, but never completed it.

Obituary (Source Unknown)
April 16, 1950


Death came to Harvey Thompson, ex-mayor of Westminster and a resident of this community the greater part of his life, on Wednesday night. He had been ill since last December, steadily weakening. In constant vigil the past several weeks have been his wife, mother and brothers. Funeral services are to be held at the Olinger Mortuary at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, with burial to be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Thomas Harvey Thompson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Thompson of near Westminster on December 29, 1907. His parents alternated living between Westminster, Los Angeles and San Diego, California during his early boyhood. He graduated from high school at Randall School in Denver ........ (not readable).
On September 6, 19__ he was married to Miss June Sterrett of North Federal Heights. To them were born three children. The widow and children, Thomas Harvey, 14, Lois June, 10 and Jerry Lynn, 8, survive him.
Since he was married he has lived in Westminster. However, the family were building _______ home on the farm ___________ north of Westminster, ______ they were to have moved ________ spring. He and his brother, Harold C., always were interested in Westminster's civil life. Upon the resignation of Howard Sears in January 1941, Harvey Thompson was appointed to fill his place as Town Trustee. The following year Mr. Thompson was elected Mayor of Westminster and served in this position for the two-year term, a period of time when air-raid regulations were occupying much of the Town Board's attention.
For his entire adult life he and his brother operated some 2400 to 2500 acres of wheat land, owning the home ranch north of Westminster and renting other lands.
Other survivors are his mother, Mrs. Fred J. Thompson, 5106 Elm Court, his brother Harold C. of 5117 Decatur, and a brother Fred of Santa Monica, California. One brother William James, preceded him in death in 1920, and his father died in February of 1942.
He will be sincerely missed by the people of Westminster.

Note: The blank areas are areas of print not legible.

Children of Thomas Harvey Thompson and June Sterett

Born - July 9, 1935 in Westminster, Adams County, Colorado

Married - Claudia Lee Hamm on December 30, 1956

Died - January 7, 2001 at Byers, Arapahoe County, Colorado


Buried -Extended Thompson Family Plot in Crown Hill Cemetery


Born - April 11, 1940 in Westminster, Adams County, Colorado

Married David D. Butler on March 31, 1969 in Denver, Colorado

Died - October 11, 1997 is Costa Mesa, California

Buried  in Crown Hill Cemetery


Born August 28, 1941 in Denver, Denver, Colorado

Died October 6, 2010 in Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington

Buried in Sunset Lane Memorial Park, Port Orchard, Washington.


Harvey's Photo Album

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