3718. Orvel Daniel Thorne
was born on 1 Oct 1909 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, OR. He died on 27
Nov 1979. He was buried on 30 Nov 1979 in Olney Cemetery, Pendelton, OR. Services
were held at Peace Lutheran Church, 30 Nov 1979 at 10:00 AM. Rev Arthur Baehmann
officiated. The organist was Namoi Thorne & the vocalists were the Thorne
nephews. Philip V. Thorne Notes:
My Cousin Carol Thorne-Holmes, tells of a Story about Her Father, Orvel that
She learned from Her Uncle Lewie. As a Youngster He had a horse named FLYING
JENNIE. Apparently He would jump on Jenny's back & race down Main Street
riding through Town. He would race up to a Bluff over looking a river &
He & FLYING JENNY would jump into mid-air, landing in the river below. This
was during the Depression & as I understand it FLYING JENNY had to be sold.
Understandably, young Orvel was upset & went looking for his horse but alas
She had been sold to meat packers & all He found was Her decapitated head.
According to Dorothy Thorne-Griffin, his nickname was PHIL.
Orvel Daniel Thorne and Ruthe Denison had the following children:
Carol Dee Thorne.
Orvel David Thorne.