Bradley Thomsen

INKOM – Bradley E. Thomsen, 46, of Inkom, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born on September 17, 1965, in Pocatello, to Charles and Kathryn Thomsen. He graduated from American Falls High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy where he was assigned to the USS Enterprise. After discharge from the Navy he attended ISU where he received an Associates degree in aircraft mechanics.

He married Debby Hall on May 21, 1994 in Carson City, NV, and together they had three children: Ben, Mason, and Colby.

Brad worked rebuilding aircrafts in Minden, NV, and went to work for Bently which later was purchased by GE Power Systems where he was currently employed until December 2011.

His wife and family were the center of his world. They enjoyed snow machines, camping, ATV’s, boating, as long as it included his family. He even bought a snowmobile with pink flames for his wife.

Brad was a loving and wonderful husband and father.

He is survived by his wife Debra Thomsen; sons Ben, Mason, and Colby; mother Kathryn (Emmett) Kent of Wilder, ID; father Charles (JoAnn) Thomsen of McCammon; brother Joey Thomsen of Pocatello; brother Brian Thomsen of Pocatello; and brother Nick Bowman of Boise.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and brother David Thomsen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a .m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Inkom Bible Church, with Pastor Russ Blair officiating. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, and also one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Military honors at the graveside will follow services at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon.

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  1. Jack Riley

    You were always a great co-worker and friend. You always had a great story to tell and kept everyone laughing. I’ll miss you.

  2. Jan Phillips


    I’m so very sorry about your loss; it is never easy to lose one that you love so much. But it is true, that time heals and we learn to go on with our lives.

    Please take care of yourself.


  3. Anne Cates


    I remember the times that Brad would come in to the office with the boys. He looked at you and them with such love and adoration. It was clear that you and the boys were everything to him.

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Greg Marenco

    Brad was a good friend and a great employee. I got to know him when I hired him at Bently and worked with him for many years. He always had a positive attitude at work and his family was his greatest joy in life. When he was diagnosed I thought if anyone could beat this he could, and he gave it his best effort. Brad, you are and will continue to be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. I know that with the guidance you gave them early on, your sons will grow up to be fine men as were you.

  5. David Goode

    To Bradleys family. My life was altered dramatically in the 80;s when I met Brad. He and I hit it off as friends and moved off base into 2 different houses and those houses became known as a fun place to be for the men in our squadron. Brads personality drew people to him and I was honored to be one of them. Through the internet Brad and I reconnected a few years back and our friendship luckily for me had grown in each others absence. I was honored to find out I had been in the picture cube he had kept on his desk all those years and my local friends knew him by name even though they had not met him in person. It hurts me to lose him, and I promise I will always recall the times we spent watching each others backs overseas and on our beloved Whidbey Island. I would truly appreciate an occasional photo of his boys, I see his face clearly when I look at them. I apoligize for going on and on but I am only scratching the surface on al the praise I have for my friend Brad. The Green Lizards have lost one of thier best. Thank you. David Goode,Brads friend forever.

  6. We love you Brad and praise God that this day you are sitting at His right hand in heavenly places. In the heavens there is much rejoicing as your welcomed home. Poppa God, I ask that You watch over Brads family in this season of loss and grief. May Your loving mercy comfort them and bring peace.

    Thank you for sharing Brad with us for a season in each of our lives. He taught us all lessons in love, generosity and humbleness. And I thank you Brad for sharing that with me even tho we havent seen each other since our Navy days.

    Watch over us shipmate. I am comforted that you now serve on eternal watch over us all. Rest in His loving embrace brother. And welcome home.

    P.S Spud.., say hello to Moses, Elijah, Enoch, Joshua, Jeremy and the rest of the Prophets of God for me. Truly on this day you sit among greatest women and men of Yah…

  7. Keith Kuhn

    My prayers are with the family, Bradley and I served together in the Navy and we will miss him. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

  8. Lana Myers

    Chuck & JoAnn, I was totally shocked when I read the paper today. I remember Brad when he was younger and went on the camping trips with us all. Very nice young man. I have missed so much over the years since we all went our separate ways. Prayers for your family and Brad’s family.

  9. Mr. Jacobson

    To the Thompson Family,
    I know these are some tough times. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. John Domina

    Dear Debby,

    I was saddened to read of Brad’s passing. I offer my condolences and prayers that you and the children may be comforted by the Holy Spirit…..

  11. Teresa Moore

    Debby & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you or your family but I offer my sincere sympathies for your loss. I know this is an extremely difficult challenge to go through. May the Lord bless you and your boys as well as your other family members and Bradley’s family in the coming days with love, comfort, and peace. May you have the courage to continue living your life in accordance with the Lord so that you will again be with Bradley.


    Teresa Moore

  12. Tim Rowe

    Debby and family,
    Our hearts and thoughts from Cub Scout Pack 33 in Minden, Nevada are certainly with you. We thank Brad for all the memories at all the Pack campouts and events. Your family and all the equipment was such a part of the Pack! We miss you all and please keep in touch! Keep those wonderful smiles too!
    Tim, Hank and Christopher

  13. Burke Family

    Debby and Family,
    Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the untimely death of your beloved husband and father. To say that his time with us was far too short is an understatement.

    I hope that you and your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await him. May God bless you and your wonderful family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tara, Donnie, Hunter and Phoenix

  14. Michelle Costarella

    We are so deeply sorry and saddened to hear of Brad’s passing. Brad’s thoughts will always be with us. I will always remember Brad as such a genuine loving husband and father to you and his three boys. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Dominic would love to talk and say hello to Mason. Please know we will always be here for you and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    • John northrop

      So sorry to learn of your loss brad was a great guy I purchased another aircraft and was attempting to contact you guys hope all is well john

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