Neville Dean Thornock (1914 - 2006)

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Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: Died in Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1914 Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

Death: Feb. 17, 2006 Boise Ada County Idaho, USA

NeVille Dean "Bill" Thornock, 91, of Boise, Idaho, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, following a brief illness. He left this earth to join in a glorious reunion with his mother, father, and eight of his brothers. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to all he met. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the 24th Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (3020 W. Cherry Lane, Boise), with Bishop Michael Hillman officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services on Tuesday. Interment will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Bloomington, Idaho. NeVille was born on Sept. 24, 1914, in Bloomington, Idaho, to William Ward Thornock and Grace Eleanor Wilks. He was the 9th of 10 boys born to this family. As a young man, NeVille sang with his cousin, Toby Wilks, at various events and on the street corners in Utah, often standing on a wooden crate to make himself taller. He had a beautiful tenor voice, and his wife and daughters enjoyed gathering around the player piano and singing with him. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "My Wild Irish Rose" were among his favorite songs. NeVille enlisted in the United States Navy on his 29th birthday in 1943. He served in the South Pacific aboard Auxiliary Tug Fleet 114 alongside the larger Navy ships of the 58th Task Force. He was able to watch as the Marines carried the American flag up Mount Suribachi near the end of the war in 1945. On Dec. 31, 1960, NeVille married the love of his life, Nona Mae Howard, in Boise, Idaho. They raised six daughters and had been married 45 years at the time of his death. He worked for St. Luke´s Hospital as a maintenance engineer until he retired in 1977. He loved the outdoors and fishing and remained very active until he became ill a week before his death. NeVille was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He took great pride in his two grandsons currently serving missions. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers. He is survived by his wife, Nona; six daughters, Judi (Les) Stone-Aaen, Juanita (Ken) Tigges, Grace (Robert) Lazenby, Deana (Dean) Richmond, Melanie (Greg) Mitchell, Beverly (Greg) Tank; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A third great-grandchild is expected in August 2006. He is also survived by one brother, Newell Bruce Thornock, of Bloomington, Idaho. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff of the Veterans Hospital in Boise for their loving care of our father during his illness and to all the friends and neighbors who took the time to care and show their support. Donations may be made in his name to the Idaho Youth Ranch or the Dakota Indian Children.


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  • William Ward Thornock (1872 - 1939)
  • Grace Eleanor Wilks Thornock (1873 - 1954)

Burial: Bloomington Cemetery Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

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Neville Thornock's Timeline

1914
September 24, 1914
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
1940
November 26, 1940
Age 26
Logan, UT, USA
1960
December 31, 1960
Age 46
Boise, ID, USA
2006
February 17, 2006
Age 91
Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA