Jacob Thompson

January 15, 1975
January 7, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jacob “Jake” Thompson on October 15, 2024, at the age of 72. Jake was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, known for his boundless energy, infectious laugh, and passion for helping others.

Jake was born on February 2, 1952, in Springfield, Illinois, to parents John and Mary Thompson. He grew up in a small town, where he developed a love for the outdoors, spending his childhood fishing, hiking, and exploring the woods near his home. He went on to attend the University of Illinois, where he earned a degree in environmental science.

After college, Jake moved to Seattle, Washington, where he met the love of his life, Emily Carter. The two were married in 1978 and spent 46 wonderful years together. They raised three children, Sarah, David, and Michael, who were Jake’s pride and joy. Jake’s family meant everything to him, and he cherished every moment spent with them.