Dr. Donald C. Thompson
Dr. Donald C. Thompson

January 29, 1951 - October 15, 2015
Resided in Westminster, CO
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Dr. Donald Charles Thompson passed away on October 15, 2015.

Donald C. Thompson, M.D., F.A.C.C., entered into eternal life at his home in Westminster after a valiant struggle with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.

Don was born in Laramie, WY on January 29, 1951 to Charles and Lida Thompson, and moved to Bartlesville, OK at the age of one. From his parents, Don learned the value of faith, literature and travel.

Don is survived by his beloved wife, Teresa ("Tee") McCue-Thompson, who not only gave him great joy, but selflessly cared for him through his illness. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind a sister, Marilyn (Mike) Jackson of Bartlesville, niece Laci (Cody) Davis and nephew KC (Sarah) Jackson, his Minnesota family and myriad of friends and colleagues who are bereft at the loss.

Dr. Thompson graduated from Sooner High School in Bartlesville, OK, and earned a degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. After gaining a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University, he practiced as a licensed counselor.

At the age of 35, Don decided to pursue medicine. After pre-med courses at Boise State University, he received medical training at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Minnesota. Upon discovering his passion for cardiology, he became Chief of Cardiology at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, later serving as President of Cardiovascular Associates and Medical Staff at St. Anthony North Hospital. He served at Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates as President and became Chief of Medicine (Cardiology) at Exempla Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates. Don continued his career as a Cardiologist at his practice until October 6, 2015.

Don and Tee explored the world with a Viking spirit and sense of adventure, traveling to Asia, the Holy Land, Europe and the Caribbean. Don was a voracious reader of great books and world history.

Don was a man of many interests. His love of rock and roll led him to a career as a DJ while in college and then as a rock band promoter. Don loved all genres of music, and he and Tee enjoyed jazz cruises, the Winter Park Jazz Fest, Eric Clapton's Crossroad concerts, and every concert in Denver he could fit into his schedule.

A gentle and generous man, Don's brilliant mind and caring heart will continue to resonate in the lives of all he touched.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Two O'clock in the Afternoon at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street in Thornton.

"Ring the bells that still can ring…forget your perfect offering…there is a crack in everything…that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen

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Memorial Service
Horan & McConaty - Grant
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO USA 80229
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Reception
Horan & McConaty - Grant
9998 Grant St.
Thornton, CO US 80229
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM