September 17, 1927 – May 11, 2011
Bob Thompson passed away at home on May 11, 2011, at the age of 83, after a life devoted to his church and family.
Bob Thompson was born in Arcola, Mississippi to Robert and Edna Thompson. Bob earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. In his senior year, Bob won an architectural design competition and was awarded a Steadman Fellowship to spend a year studying and traveling throughout Europe. In 1962, Bob returned to Washington University where he earned his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design.
Bob married Patty Allen on August 16, 1958, and lived briefly in both Albuquerque and St. Louis before moving to California in 1963. In 1968 they settled in Glendale, where they lived for 43 years and raised three children, Robert, Jill, and Kimberly. During this time, Bob worked as an architect and urban planner for several large architectural firms including Ralph M. Parsons in Pasadena.