Jesse Falls Thompson
December 1989-April 2021
Jesse, we love and miss you.
What is the memory of Jesse Thompson? A tear. A smile. And so much more. The fundamental traits of goodness coursed through his soul and engendered a life force that drew friendship and admiration from all around.
Born in Minnesota on December 10, 1989, Jesse showed an obsession with things mechanical early in life. At the age of 3 years old, he received a battery-operated red Porsche and was immediately under the hood understanding the fine points. At 4 years of age he moved to Scottsdale, AZ to be near his grandmother. At 12, he moved to Bayfield, Colorado where he loved riding his ATV around Forest Lakes.
He moved to Big Sky, Montana at the age of 17, and trained as a chef (a darned good one). Then, it was off to Colorado again, where Jesse joined Advance Fire Systems located in Durango. He brought his attitudes and skill sets to work immediately. He became a pipefitter like his grandfather Jack Falls, an intensive training regimen, and achieved the position as one of the youngest certified pipefitters in Colorado.
Later Jesse joined Durango Motor Company as the Director of Maintenance. As always, each workplace was a case in point. Pride and professional were driving forces for Jesse from the get go. His trademark was the detail he put into every task as well as a helping hand to a fellow employee.
He maintained that high level of performance until his sudden death on April 19th at the age of 31. “Hey, what’s all that noise about?” In Bayfield, it just might have been Jesse and his tricked out Truck. It was a Toyota Tacoma. Everyone knew about his truck. No one else’s truck ever looked or sounded like Jesse’s rendition. Just another landmark in the all too short life of Jesse Thompson.
Jesse is preceded in death by his father Jeffrey Thompson. He is dearly missed by his mother, Becky Thompson, Bayfield, Colorado, his grandmother Audrey Moore, Scottsdale, his uncle Brian Falls of Scottsdale, and his brother Glen Klabecheck of Minnesota, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins from his family in Minnesota. He leaves behind many friends who truly loved him as family.
There will be a Celebration of Life event from 1 pm-4 pm, June 13th at Eagle Park in Bayfield, Colorado.