Mervin Thompson (88) passed away on July 10, 2023 at Maple Springs in North Logan,
Mervin was born on November 25th, 1934 in Clarkston, Utah to Ivan Thompson and Connie Griffin. He was raised in Clarkston, Utah and graduated from North Cache High School in 1953. After graduation he married his childhood sweetheart JoeAnn Malmberg in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 24th, 1953. After their marriage Mervin and JoeAnn moved to Ogden, Utah where they lived for 19 years.
While residing there, Mervin worked at Swift & Co. and attended Business College in accounting. He also refereed High School and Collage basketball. When they moved back to Clarkston in 1971, Mervin started a dairy and dry farming; he later went to work at Autoliv as a lab technician where he retired. Mervin was very active in the church. His various callings included YM President, Stake Athletic Director, a member of the Bishopric, High Councilman and High Priest Group Leader. He served on the Clarkston Town Council and multiple terms as Mayor.
Together with JoeAnn they served a two-year stake LDS mission. They were also involved with the Martin Harris Pageant for over 20 years. Mervin’s hobbies were his wife JoeAnn, grandchildren and great grandchildren, attending the grandkids ball games, farming, tinkering in the shed and fixing anything that looked like it needed repair.
He was proceeded in death by his loving wife JoeAnn. He is survived by their three children, MerLynn (Robert) Barson, Hyde Park, Jay (Lori) Thompson, Tremonton, Shauna (Scott) Hillyard, Nibley,10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services are under the direction of Allen Mortuary of North Logan. A viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary (420 East 1800 North, North Logan, Utah) on July 17, 2023 from 6-8pm and at the Clarkston Church July 18,2023 from 10-11:30. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held at the Clarkston Cemetery.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Becky, Chani and Dawn and the caring staff in Memory at Maple Springs. Condolences and memories may be shared and expressed at