Patrick Kevin Thompson
Patrick “Pat” Kevin Thompson passed quickly on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in the great and beautiful woods of the Sierra mountains near Shaver Lake, California.
He was riding his Harley Davidson through the woods in the early afternoon when he came to a bend in the road and struck a deer.
Remembering his life:
Pat Thompson, 67, was born in Corona California’s US Naval Hospital to John David Thompson and Jeanne Marbert Thompson on June 12th, 1954.
After graduating from Tustin High School, he joined the Army. Once he had completed his duty, Pat began his career working with his father as an insurance salesman.
During that time, he met and married Maureen Patricia Schuba on September 8th, 1979, and moved to Arizona where he started making and selling stoneware – a talent which he loved and took with him through many of the cities where he traveled and lived. Together they and had three children, William Casey, Ian Patrick, and Amanda Rose Thompson.
The Thompson family decided to move back to California knowing one day that their children would most likely leave Arizona for The Golden State.
Back in California, Pat, working for himself, started laying concrete driveways spanning Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Santa Ynez.
He switched his career path in Santa Ynez by opening Santa Ynez Stone Co. – a landscaping supply yard where he sold sod, propane, flagstone, and all other types of landscaping materials.
After splitting with his long-time wife (and eventually divorcing after 18 years), he moved from Santa Ynez to Ojai where he lived many years running Ojai Stone Co. and then eventually moving to Carpinteria where he started Carpinteria Stone Co.
In Carpinteria he switched businesses and ran a landscaping distribution company Living Green – taking orders from local nurseries and delivering plants to large projects like Azusa Pacific University and even Disneyland. He later opened two other locations In Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo.
Leaving the stone and landscaping business in the past, Pat made his way to the mountains and found a home in Incline Village, NV, driving shuttle busses through the snow taking vacationing skiers and snowboarders up to the mountain’s ski resorts. In the spring/summer there, he drove large trucks for the region’s park service.
Finally in his most recent years, Pat traveled around California and Nevada camp-hosting in the states’ most beautiful mountain and beach parks including Carpinteria, Goleta, and Lake Havasu and finally Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forrest, CA.
Besides spending time with his friends and family, Pat loved to travel the beautiful roads and sceneries. of the western United States. He loved telling stories and jokes and making people laugh. Pat will be greatly missed by those who were close to him as family and good friends though his life.
Pat is survived by his three children William Casey Thompson, Ian Patrick Thompson, and Amanda Rose Cuellar.
Grandfather to his five grandchildren Jeremiah, Isaiah, Hayvn, Lucas, and Gwen.
Son of John David Thompson and Jeanne Marbert Thompson.
Brother to Mike Thompson, Kelly Persson, and Bob Thompson.
Pat was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Thompson.
Private family remembrances will be held at one of his most favorite and beautiful locations - June Lake,
California in spring, 2022.
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