In Loving Memory
Olian Hayes Thompson, 24, died Wednesday, June 30th, as a result of a car accident near Fowler, KS. Olian was born as son of David O. and Katherine (Kathy) L. Nordling Thompson, March 30th, 1986 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton, Kansas.
Olian has been a resident of Liberal, Kansas moving from Hugoton in 2006. He was a 2004 graduate of Hugoton High School and also received an Associate of Arts degree from Seward County Community College. Also attended Belmont University, Glendale Community College his last year at Kansas University. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hugoton, Kansas, accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at the age of 7, in 1993. Olian was most recently attending First Baptist Church in Liberal, Kansas.
Growing up in Hugoton and Southwest Kansas, Olian’s talents, interests and activities were numerous, including sports, hunting, fishing, musical instruments (especially piano), and generally having a good time with friends and family. His spontaneous playing of the piano will be dearly missed by all.
Olian loved music and shared his talent at every opportunity in musicals like “Hans Bronson” in children’s musical at church and as Curly in the high school musical “Oklahoma”, the Prince in the musical “Cinderella”, and generally where ever he could find an open piano. He was fortunate to be able to tour two years with the Young Continentals, sang and danced with the Seward County Show Choir and performed with the Concert Choir in Carnegie Hall. Olian also enjoyed academics and was a competitive member of the SIFE team at SCCC, and enjoyed the opportunity he had as a male model with the Amarillo Modeling Agency. He loved being involved in every opportunity to be around interesting people and places.
Olian followed in the tradition of his Grandfather Lee Nordling in loving the great outdoors. His car was his home away from home, and was equipped for the next opportunity to go hunting or fishing with a friend or often alone. He also inherited the wit, sense of humor and sensitivity of his Pappy Dannie Thompson and enjoyed any reason to smile and laugh with family and friends.
Olian was preceded in death by his older sister, Anna-Britta Thompson, his Grandfathers Leland E. Nordling and Glenn Daniel Thompson, and his uncle Ebben Lee Nordling.
o Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 5th, at First Christian Church, Hugoton, Kansas, followed by a graveside service at the Hugoton Cemetery. The service will be closed casket and there is no visitation time scheduled.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be sent to the Britta Thompson Memorial Foundation at Community Bank in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, KS, 67901. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.
Olian was truly a Renaissance man and a romantic in the hearts of his family and many friends and will be dearly missed. God Bless Olian.