Name:    Harlan Steele Thompson

From:  The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana
Date:  Thursday, October 19, 1967  

Blast Kills Billings Man

Red Lodge -- A Billings man, Harlan Steele Thompson of 2815 4th Ave. N., was killed while blasting rock on a ski run above Red Lodge.  The body was discovered about noon Thursday.

Thompson had been missing since last Friday when he went to the area to blast rocks from the ski trail.  Later his truck was found in the area.

He was the son of a former Billings mayor.

The body is at Smith's Funeral Home.

From:  The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana
Date:  Saturday, October 21, 1967  

Harlan Steele Thompson, 67, of 2815 4th Ave. N., was found dead at the Red Lodge Mountain Ski Run Thursday.  He had been killed accidentally in a dynamite blast Oct. 11.

He was born June 28, 1900 in Dillon, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan James Thompson.  He was single.  Mr. Thompson came to Billings in 1901 with his parents and attended Billings Schools.  He was graduated from Stanford University in 1925 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931.

He ranched in the Billings area and was a World War II veteran, retiring from the Navy reserves as a Lieutenant Commander.  Mr. Thompson was a past president of the Montana Pilots Association and a director of the Red Lodge Mountain Ski Lodge.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Miriam Kelly, of San Antonio, Texas. 

Funeral services will be held at Smith's Chapel Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment will be in the Soldiers Plot at Mountview Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Smith's Funeral Home.