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Obituary for Dona Thornock

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Dona Thornock

April 26, 2017 - April 30, 1917

Dona Simpson Thornock

April 30, 1917 – April 26, 2017

 

Mom was born April 30, 1917 to Isaac “E” and Elsie Deseret Morris Simpson in Rexburg, Idaho. She moved from Drummond, Idaho to Ogden, Utah at the age of seven, attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High School. She attended Weber Academy to learn secretarial skills, was a member of the horseback riding club and president of the French Club, but always told us that she majored in Parkology.

She worked as an elevator operator at Ben Lomond Hotel, Secretary of the Elks Club, IRS key punch operator and at DDO in procurement. She also served as pianist in her ward primary.

On August 10, 1942, Mom married Dad, Wilford Rudgar Thornock, in the Salt Lake LDS temple.

Mom was a perfectionist and approached everything she did with that goal. She enjoyed and worked hard to perfect her garden, baking bread, sewing, cooking, knitting, piano and sweeping. Nobody could clean a campsite like mom with a broom.

She also loved to read and we are blessed that she passed her love of books and music to her children and grandchildren.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and a great-grandchild.

Mom is survived by her son, Craig S. (Susan) Thornock, South Ogden, Utah and her two daughters, Candi R. Wentland and Toni S. (Van) Gilbert, Riverdale, Utah, 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family will meet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary  836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Monday May 1, 2017 between 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM with graveside services to honor mom’s life at 11:00 AM Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation https://www.mhopus.org or First Book http://www.firstbook.org in honor of our mom.

The family would also like to thank Legacy House of Ogden and Brighton Hospice, especially Jeannie, Alice Valerie, Tanya, Sunny and Shanoah.

You can send the family condolences at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

Time: 05/01/2017 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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The family will meet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary  836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Monday May 1, 2017 between 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM with graveside services to honor mom’s life at 11:00 AM Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Born: April 26, 2017
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Pam Graham posted on5/1/17

I am so sorry for your loss. How lucky you have been to have a wonderful mom for so many years. Just a couple of days short of 100 years here on earth. What a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Pam Graham posted on5/1/17

I am so sorry for your loss. How lucky you have been to have a wonderful mom for so many years. Just a couple of days short of 100 years here on earth. What a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Marilyn Hamblin posted on4/30/17

Craig and Susan, I am sorry about your Mother and Mother-in-law, she almost made to the triple digits. She must been a wonderful woman to live to so long, with all her family. With Love. Marilyn Mohler Hamblin(Washington Terrace,Bonneville High(with Susan).

 

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