Ross Leo Thomson, 67, of Cave Creek, AZ passed suddenly on March 11, 2018. Ross was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 1st, 1950. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Tempe High School in 1969. Ross served his country proudly with the 1st Division Marines during times of war. Upon arriving home, he worked as a distinguished hotshot journeyman lineman for Arizona Public Service, in loyalty, for 46 years of both Phoenix and Flagstaff, until recent retirement. He has touched the lives of many, near and far, in his lifetime to foster integrity, hard work, and pursuit of passion. He was both generous in his mentoring or guidance to those around him and modest in heroic duties his career required of him.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol; his sons, Ryan, Kyle, and Byron; three grandchildren, Jersey, Leighton, and Parker; step-grandchildren, Dannon and Madison; mother, Clara Schrieks; three sisters, Barbara, Susan, and Debra; and the communities he gave all compassion to, Flagstaff, Cave Creek, and Sun Valley, ID.
SERVICES: A Celebration of Life is Saturday, March 24th, 3PM at 41820 N. Spur Cross, Cave Creek, AZ. A separate event is scheduled for Flagstaff the following week, 3/31, with information to follow.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to the “Ross Thomson Memorial Scholarship” for youth sports, addressed to: Suns Foundation, PO Box 284, Sun Valley, ID 83353.