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James Michael Thorpe

April 22, 1938 — January 14, 2023

Jim passed away peacefully at home on January 14, at the age of 84.  He was born in Ogden, Utah on April 22, 1938 - the third son of Brigham W and Phyllis Halverson Thorpe.  

 

Jim graduated from Weber High school and attended Weber State College. He served an LDS mission in Hawaii from 1958 to 1960. Upon completion of his mission, Jim enlisted in the US Navy and served active duty for 2 years. He then decided to continue his education in Provo, Utah.  During that time, he worked as a psychiatric aide at the Utah State Hospital. It was at BYU that he met and married Carolyn Smith Hargaray. 

 

Although Jim and Carolyn divorced after 27 years of marriage, they maintained a close friendship. They have four children, Michael James (Reba) Thorpe, Gregory Scott (Kati) Thorpe, Dawn Marie (Doug) Jennings, and Wendy Jill Scott.  

 

After graduating with a BS degree in sociology, Jim worked for the division of family services in Port Angeles, Washington for 2 years. He later returned to Ogden, Utah where he worked for the state of Utah as a case manager with youth corrections for almost 30 years.

 

He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. He was also an enthusiastic BYU fan.

 

Jim is survived by two brothers, Jack Thorpe and Steve (Michelle) Thorpe. Preceded in death by a brother, Tom Thorpe and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Pratt Thorpe. Jim has 12 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Scott, Tyler (Ashlyn) Thorpe, Derek (Rachel) Jennings, Devon (Mary) Jennings, Matthew (Savanah) Thorpe, Rachael Thorpe, Kiera (Dylan) Strang, Kameron (Kenna) Scott, Allison (Isaac) Yeates, Dax Jennings, James Thorpe, Karson Scott, and four great-granddaughters.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Hidden Valley Assisted Living for their loving care and concern the past few years; also a thank you to Lois Graviet for her very special friendship.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.

 

Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

 

Services will be live-streamed and available at the bottom of James’ obituary page.

 

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