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Layne Eric Thompson

May 29, 1951 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 67)

Layne Thompson, 67

May 29, 1951 - October 02, 2018

Keenesburg, Colorado

Layne Thompson, 67, passed away on October 02, 2018 with his wife Cylene by his side at his home in Keenesburg, Colorado. Layne was born May 29, 1951 in Brush, Colorado to Marie (Long) and Lee D. Thompson. He was the youngest of three children and was raised in Brighton, Colorado. Layne attended Brighton High School where he played football, basketball and baseball and graduated in 1969. Layne and his beautiful bride Cylene Thomas were married on August 21, 1970 at the Brighton Methodist Church. To this union were born three sons. Vince Thompson (Jandi) of Brighton, Colorado; Jim Thompson (Tara) of Boise, Idaho and Matt Thompson of Commerce City, Colorado. His grandchildren Shay Lee, Ty Layne, Taylor Marie, Kendal Cy and Aidan Martyn, were the light of his life and he will be missed by them very much. Family was of the utmost importance to Layne, he loved them all very much

and there wasn't anything in this world that he wouldn't have done for them.

Layne had a very strong work ethic that was engrained at a very young age working on his father's farms and ranches. That work ethic served him well throughout his life and brought him success in his own business endeavors and during his career in the construction industry. It was important to him that this was passed to his sons and grandchildren.

Layne was also active in the communities that he lived. He coached his son's football, basketball and baseball teams for many years. Numerous league, tournament and state championships were won by teams Layne coached. Many young athletes were influenced by, benefited from and remember Layne's competitive nature and positive influence. He also played competitive softball for many years on several teams throughout the state.

Hunting was one of Layne's favorite activities. He first went hunting with his Uncle Les and Grandpa Henry on one of their many pheasant hunting trips. Layne hunted throughout his life and many of his favorite memories involved hunting with his sons and Jake or when he was horseback; hunting with Rod, Kevin and Darren. He was particularly proud of his numerous trophy mule deer and antelope that he harvested over the years.

After an early retirement, Layne was able to enjoy his many passions. He and Cylene built their current home together, raised a small cattle herd that he was very proud of, and did some traveling. He and his friend Rick were regulars at auctions, estate sales and yard sales. Always buying low and selling high. Through these sales he put together quite a collection of antiques, Winchester rifles/memorabilia, and historic railroad items. Much of his time was spent with Cylene chasing the grandkids to their many events and activities.

Layne was preceded in death by his mother Marie. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Layne is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cylene, his father Lee D. Thompson, brother Lee D. Thompson Jr. (Willita), sisters Lynne Howell (Keith), Marilyn Pirrie (Dean) and also many life-long friends.

A celebration of Layne's life will be held at 11am, October 21, 2018 at the Todd Creek Golf Club.

We love you Papo!

 

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