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Elvina G Thornock

April 21, 1920 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 101)


Elvina Thornock, 101, long-time resident of Cokeville, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Beyond Home Assisted Living in Afton. 

Elvina was born April 21, 1920 on a ranch near Wilson, Wyoming, to Faye and Clara Swensen Goodrick. After graduating from high school, Elvina moved to Denver and worked at a defense plant, where she met her husband William Paul Johnson. The family eventually moved to Cokeville.

Elvina was a woman-on-the-go: gardening, 4H and church fellowship being just a few of her interests. After the passing of her husband William in 1960, Elvina got her guide license and started guiding hunters in the foothills of Cokeville. Though she’d never fired a gun, she could carry out a deer and dress it. Elvina was a well-regarded member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and serviced as a Primary teacher for many years.

Elvina is survived by her son Wayne Johnson (Debbie), and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as many long-time friends.

Elvina was preceded in death by her husbands William Johnson and Ross Thornock, and three of her four children – Carol, Billy and Tena.

Instead of a traditional funeral, a Celebration of Life for Elvina Thornock will be held in July 2022, date to be determined.

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