July 2, 1944 - August 2, 2015
Josephine Lucille Vance Thorne was born July 2, 1944 and passed away August 2, 2015 from a stroke. Luci was the daughter of John Lewis Vance and Virginia Sandberg. She married the love of her life Doyle Reed Thorne on December 16, 1966 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Luci grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School. She then went on to BYU and then Utah State. After her marriage to Doyle, a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps, they moved to many places including Florida, Virginia Oklahoma and Texas. They eventually settled back in Utah where Doyle joined the Utah Highway Patrol. As a member of the LDS Church, Luci held many different callings including Relief Society Homemaking Teacher, Relief Society President and she especially cherished her callings in Activity Days and Young Women’s. She spent many nights worrying over her “girls.” She loved working in the Jordan River and the Oquirrah Mountain Temples as well as giving tours at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Luci’s greatest joy was her family! Her favorite times were visiting her family and especially her grandkids. She spoiled them rotten and especially loved shopping year round for the perfect Christmas presents. The parties she threw were always fabulous with good food and conversation. Luci became quite the traveler later in life and enjoyed trips down the Amazon, to Russia and various trips to Hawaii. “Luci Lou” was a friend to everyone. In fact, she had more friends that anyone can count. Most everyone can tell of a time when Luci did a good deed for them. These include her taking in meals when someone was sick, to paying for missions. She loved serving her Heavenly Father. She is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, son-in-law (Fabian), and dear Aunt Juana and Uncle Vere who raised her after Luci’s mother died when she was 8 years old. Luci is survived by her sister Naomi (Marvell) Jones, her four children Kimberlee Waintraub, Kameron (Jennifer) Thorne, Krista (Gerry) Mayne, Devan (Emily) Thorne, 11 grandchildren and hundreds of best friends. Her family would like to thank Luci’s amazing doctor – Imad Farrukh, who showed so much compassion and love for Luci over the years and would also like to thank the amazing hospice care administered by the team at Rocky Mountain Care in Riverton, UT. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Glenmoore 2nd Ward, 9455 South 4800 West, South Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and prior to services Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Interment and graveside services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday at the Brigham City Cemetery, 300 East 300 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Josephine Lucille Vance Thorne was born July 2, 1944 and passed away August 2, 2015 from a stroke. Luci was the daughter of John Lewis Vance and Virginia Sandberg. She married the love of her life Doyle Reed Thorne on December 16, 1966 in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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