Roy Gene “Fargo” Thompson died on July 8, 2019 at home. Roy is survived by his wife of 47 years Esther (Treichel) Thompson, daughter, Teresa (Thompson) Slighte, grandsons, Adam Slighte, and Dylan Blosl. Roy is also survived by brothers, Jerry (Judy) Thompson, Duane (Sandy) Bergh, Bill Bergh, Lester Bergh, and Mike Bergh. He is also survived by mother-in-law Eleanor Sartwell, brothers-in-law, Paul (Anita) Treichel and Tom (Dee) Treichel, sisters-in-law, Kathy (Larry) Greene, and Lori Treichel. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Roy is also survived by his good friend of many years Dean Keith. Roy was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Irene Bergh, and sister Polly McMichael. Roy was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Gilford Treichel. Roy was born on March 28, 1952, in Moorhead, Minnesota. He grew up in Kindred, ND. He moved to Longview where he graduated from R.A.Long High School in 1970, where he got his nickname, Fargo, and that is how many people know him. He married Esther on November 20, 1971. Roy worked at Reynolds in Longview for almost 30 years. Roy and Esther moved to Toledo, Wa in 1993, where he resided until his death. Roy will be greatly missed and learning to live life without him will be difficult and challenging. There will be a Celebration of Life for Roy on August 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM. It will be held at the Cowlitz Prairie Grange: 5184 Jackson Hwy, Toledo, WA 98591
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