Ronald Dean Thompson, 79, a lifelong Yakima resident, died Saturday at home under hospice care.

Mr. Thompson was born in Yakima. He worked 24 years at Yakima Valley Transportation Co., a division of Union Pacific.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Thompson of Yakima; a son, Milo Doug Thompson of Yakima; two daughters, Theresa Cunningham of Yakima and Colleen Schay of Port Orchard; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of life will be at a later time. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory, Yakima.