Thomas Issec Thornock


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Thomas Issec Thornock

Thomas Issec Thornock, 73, of Granger, passed away unexpectedly April 25, 2017 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

He was born Aug. 16, 1943 in Montpelier, Idaho, to Lamar Isaac and Rose Urinda Branson Thornock. He grew up in Sage and attended school in Cokeville, where he later graduated from high school. After high school, Tom lived in Evanston and Rock Springs.

In 1973, Tom moved to Granger, where he later met Donita Kizzire. They were sealed in the Jordan River LDS Temple Jan. 18, 1992. He worked at the trona mines, drove a snow plow for several years for Wyoming Department of Transportation and was later a fuel attendant supervisor at Little America until his retirement.

After his retirement, Tom enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, building things, and 4-wheeler riding with his daughter Becca.

Tom was an act member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Granger branch presidency, taught Sunday school, primary, and high priest lessons and was also a home teacher.

Survivors include his wife Donita; one son, Billy (Maureen); two daughters, Dayna Thornock Keim (Scott) and Becca Thornock; two step-sons, Matt (Genee) and Joe (Annette) Eggleston; four brothers, Sid, Richard, Chris and Marlin; four sisters Cleone, Linda, Roseanne  and Margaret; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Norman Thornock and step-daughter Emma Eggleston Playle.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, at Green River LDS First and Third Ward Chapel in Green River. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Interment will take place at the Lyman Cemetery.

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