Rani Thorsen died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the age of 80, at UCSD Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Rani was born on February 20, 1933, in Oslo, Norway. She spent much of her youth in Norway before moving permanently to the U.S. in 1972. She settled in La Jolla with her mother and two young sons in 1975 and never left.
Rani overcame a lot to provide a great environment for her family. She loved baseball (the Giants and Padres in particular), photography, Indian crafts and culture, knitting, stamps and polar bears. She was an avid walker and enjoyed taking photos all over La Jolla and San Diego, but was particularly fond of the La Jolla Cove and other beach areas.
She is survived and missed tremendously by her two sons, Henning and Lars and their families; her brother, Henrik and all of her nephews and her niece; her grandchildren, Lisl, Olina and Finn; as well as her dear friends, Cornelia, Larry, Tommy, Virginia, Jan and others too numerous to mention.
An informal wake will be held on March 17, 2013, at 5pm at the Brockton Villa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund for Polar Bears at http://worldwildlife.org/species/polar-bear.