Lucy Elvira "L.E." Thornock Gantt, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
L.E. was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Bloomington, Idaho, to Joseph Ralph Thornock and Lucy Emeline Perkins Thornock. She attended Bloomington Elementary and Bancroft Junior High schools, and graduated from Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho.
L.E. moved to Pocatello, where she met her husband, Raymond Edwin Gantt, and they were married June 27, 1956, in Idaho Falls. During the early years of their marriage, she worked at the Kraft Cheese Factory in Pocatello. They moved to Idaho Falls in 1958, where she and Ray raised their family.
L.E. was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, snow machining, motorcycling and camping.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Gantt of Idaho Falls; daughter, Lolouise (Rod) McInelly of Irwin, Idaho; son, Edwin ElRay (Anita) Gantt of Springville, Utah; brother, Alton LaVar Thornock of Shelley; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Matthew Thornock and John Thornock; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Welker and Lora Crossley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., with Bishop Cloyd Jones of the Idaho Falls LDS 18th Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.