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Betty E. Thorson


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Betty E. Thorson Obituary
Betty E. Thorson

Born: March 29, 1929

Died: June 1, 2018

Betty E. Thorson, 89, of Morris, passed away peacefully Friday, June 1, 2018 with her family by her side.

Born March 29, 1929 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Corrine (Strom) Lauridsen. She was raised and educated in Morris area schools. She married Warren "Red" Thorson on March 6, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1992.

Betty was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and Bingo, and buying scratch-off lottery tickets. She loved her pets and attending family reunions. She loved spending time with all of her grandchildren, especially enjoying time with her granddaughter, Melanie and daughter, Karen, who both took special care of her for many years. She was known to many as "Grandma Betty."

Survived by her children, Larry (Elizabeth) Thorson, Linda (Bob) Doss, and Karen Clark; her grandchildren, Mike Doss (Carrie Hall), Matt (Crystal) Doss, and Melanie Clark (Brandon Bettencourt); great-grandchildren, Bayli, Olivia, Madigan, Blaine, and Delaney Doss; one sister, Shirley Brannigan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Irene (Merle) Koehler, Lorraine Lauridsen, and Carol (Arvie) Duncan.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. A Celebration of Betty's Life will be Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Lohse of Bethlehem Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Mazon Brookside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Betty's name to the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.
Published in Morris Herald-News on June 3, 2018
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