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Michael Frederick Thompkins 1943-2022


Michael Thompkins passed away after a lengthy illness on Aug. 27, 2022, at the age of 78. Michael was devoted to his family and was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

He is dearly missed by his wife of 44 years, Judith Babcock; his son Colin and daughter-in-law Laura, and their two sons, Jackson and Connor; his daughter Kaitlin (Katie) and daughter-in-law Cat; his brothers Randy and Kevin, his sister Kyle Conrad, and their families; and his many, many friends.

Michael was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Georgia, but lived most of his adult life and raised his family in Edmonds. He served in the Army in 1967-1969 and was a proud veteran.

He received his doctor of psychology degree from Newport University and was a practicing psychologist and life coach for many years. He was also an author ("Gun Play") and publisher, and he mentored numerous young writers.

Michael loved golf, fishing, and travel. He was always interested in others and met people wherever he went. Late in life, he rediscovered his Irish roots and became a proud Irish citizen. He loved nothing more than a good conversation over a coffee or an Irish whiskey.

We will miss you beyond measure, Pop Pops.

Donations in Michael's name may be sent to Connor's Cure Finders at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides site online.