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Cathrynn Thorsen


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Cathrynn Thorsen Obituary
August 9, 1929 - August 13, 2016 Cathrynn "Katie" (Bossard) Thorsen, 87, died Aug. 13 at her home in Fullerton, where she had lived since 1964. Katie was born August 9, 1929 in San Diego to Charles F. and Ellen Bossard. She graduated from San Diego High School in 1947 and the University of Redlands in 1951. She married David Thorsen on July 12, 1952. Son, Paul David, was born in 1954 and daughter, Karen Marie, in 1961. She was a longtime music educator, spending more than 20 years in the Fullerton School District, mostly at Wilshire Junior High. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, among others, and the Thorsens were founding members of Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Fullerton. Katie belonged to and served as President of the CSUF Art Alliance and CSUF Music Associates. She was a devoted friend, who also loved her family, traveling, gardening and going to school reunions. Katie is survived by her husband of 64 years, David; brother, Charles Bossard; son, Paul; and daughter, Karen McClung; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services are Sunday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim, 310 W. Broadway. Donations in Katie's memory may be made to the David Thorsen Choral Scholarship Fund at the CSUF School of Music. Arrangements were handled by: McAulay & Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 31, 2016
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