Robert Scott Thompson


Died Aug. 24, 2019

Robert Scott Thompson, 70, of Big Piney

passed away in Idaho on Aug. 24.

Born in Laramie to Bob and Bette Thompson

in 1949, Scott grew up in Big Piney and graduated

from Big Piney High School. Scott proudly

served his country in the United States Air

Force for many years. During this time he was

attached to the USAF Strategic Air Command

and the 1369th Photographic and Audio Visual

Squadron. He was a graduate of Rochester Institute

of Technology’s prestigious program

in photojournalism and his work subsequently

appeared in publications ranging from military

periodicals and city newspapers to Newsweek

magazine.

Scott had opportunity to live and work in

many cities around the world during his career.

On one such assignment he met and married his

first wife Sevim. Together they had three sons

and upon returning to the States, they lived together

in North Carolina, New York, New Mexico, Alaska and California.

After retirement, Scott returned to Wyoming to help with his parents’ ranch before eventually

settling on his own property outside of Marbleton. Scott loved ranching and farming and being

behind the wheel of one of his many tractors. He enjoyed reading war novels and studying military

history. For many years he was active in Memorial Day observances with the local VFW.

He was a writer and an accomplished cartoonist who took delight in creating humorous

sketches of the people he knew. He had a fondness for Belgian beer and pistachio ice cream

and his dog Dally. He loved “wine, women, and song” and maintained a wry sense of humor

throughout his life. In later years he enjoyed vacationing in the Caribbean Islands and often

talked of one day returning, particularly during the cold winter months here in Sublette County.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Bette Thompson of Big Piney.

He is survived by his first wife Sevim, sons Toney, Scott and Vincent and daughter Heather

of New Hampshire.

A private service will be planned in Big Piney at a future date.

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