Connie Ruth (Belden) Thompson
After battling cancer for a length of time, Connie Ruth Thompson, 59, passed peacefully out of this life and into the arms of Jesus, on May 11, 2022. She was surrounded by loved ones.
She was born to Dale and Janice (Decker) Belden on February 26, 1963, in Laramie, WY. She lived in Laramie until she was two years old when her parents moved to Cheyenne, WY in 1965. In 1969, they moved to Casper, WY. Connie graduated from Riverview Baptist High School in 1981. She was salutatorian and graduated one semester early.
Connie worked at Coast to Coast Hardware Store during her school years. She was later employed by Guaranty Federal Savings & Loan and saved her money to go to Israel, her most fond desire, rather than attending college. She then worked for NCSE (Reliant) Federal Credit Union for five years as a loan officer.
Connie married Thomas Thompson on February 19, 1983. He pursued his career as a Journeyman Electrician in Casper. In 1990, Connie gave birth to their first son, Lane. In 1992, Tom took a position as an electrician at Jacob’s Ranch Coal Mine and they relocated to Wright, WY. In 1993, their second son, Seth, was born.
Connie and Tom chose to homeschool their boys, and both Lane and Seth graduated from Christian Liberty Academy School System. Connie enjoyed teaching and learning alongside her boys.
Connie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman of the Bible. She touched many people in her life, and always had a smile and a kind word for strangers who would pour out their hearts to her anywhere she might meet them. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters, the brightest spots of her heart and life.
Connie was grateful for all the opportunities and blessings God gave her and her family. She knew the supreme joy of her death is to enter Heaven and be received by Jesus, her savior, the Son of God. She would want all those who loved her to know the same comfort.
Connie was preceded in death by her Father, Dale Belden, grandparents Belden and Decker, and niece, Ana Belden.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Thompson, sons Lane and Seth (Corrine) Thompson, granddaughters Lilly and Theodora, her mother, Janice Belden, and brother Scott (Jonni) Belden, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
To honor Connie’s wishes, a graveside service will be held for close family in Wheatland, WY, where her grandmother and grandfather Belden are buried.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716.