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Floyd Neil Thompson, 93

| February 10, 2024 1:00 AM

Floyd Neil Thompson, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Jan. 29, at 7:17 p.m. at the Spokane, Wash., VA. Floyd was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Missoula, Mont., to Viola Sherman and Ivan Adams and raised by his stepfather, Delbert Thompson. 

Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1946, Floyd spent time overseas in China. Later, in 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving in the air war in Korea as a B-29 Superfortress gunner. He was awarded the air medal for “... his courage, fortitude, and desire to aid the United Nations cause. Airman Thompson has brought great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the USAF.” He also received the Korean Service Medal (KSM), the UN Service Medal Korea (UNSMK) and a Purple Heart, but declined to accept it. 

On May 9, 1956, Floyd married Hazel Lennea Clark in Wallace, Idaho. They were married for 60 years until Hazel (Lynn) passed away in 2016. 

Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, three siblings and his granddaughter, Natasha Flansaas. He is survived by his brother, Delbert Thompson; his two daughters, Colleen Flansaas and Kathleen Thompson; four grandchildren, Michael Wegner, Krista Ramos, Jack Robertson and Alexis Robertson; and five (soon to be six) great-grandchildren, Amanda Snow, Rafael, Lennea and Ignacio Ramos, and Emmit Robertson; and one great-great grandson, Simon Snow. 

The date for a late spring memorial will be announced later and will be in conjunction with Pappy Boyington’s Coeur d’Alene Marine Corps League #966. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting financial assistance to help cover the cost of final expenses. These donations can be sent to the family in Floyd Thompson’s name.

Godspeed dad — Semper Fidelis. 

Please visit Floyd’s online memorial and sign his guestbook at