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
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.