Brent Carlin Thompson

Oct. 4, 2017



Brent Carlin Thompson, age 43, son of Keith and Cleo (nee Dolphus) Thompson of Payette, Idaho, left the cares and the joys of his world behind on October 4, 2017, in Edgewater, Maryland.

Brent was a master builder and carpenter; a giant with a gentle soul; and the finest and most loyal of friends. Most importantly, he was a father. Even as a young boy when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Brent would say “a dad.”

Brent lived all over the world, growing up in Holland, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. Living most recently in Washington, DC. Throughout his travels a large part of Brent’s heart was here in Payette with his parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. He graduated from Puyallup High in Washington, and played football for Oregon State and Washington State. Brent was a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (South Dakota).

Brent owned a construction company with his soul brother, Tom Wetzel, in Payette; and then was with Merlino Construction of Washington, D.C. where he primarily renovated and restored historic homes and buildings. He was currently running his own contracting business in the Washington, DC area.

He leaves behind his parents; his sister Heather Dawn Thompson, for whom he had the utmost love and respect; his much loved wife Ahniwake Rose; his beloved eleven-year old step-daughter Waleah (“Hummingbird” in Cherokee) Rose, and his most precious contribution to this world, four year old daughter ThanagilaWin (“Hummingbird woman” in Lakota) “Tahna” Rose-Thompson.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery for family and friends on Saturday October, 14 at 2:00 pm, where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved maternal grandmother, Margaret Dolphus Dunn, for whom he never stopped mourning.

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