Connie Thorngren

Boise, Idaho

1940 - 2017 (Age 77)


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Connie M. Thorngren, 77, of Boise, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home in Boise. A celebration of her life will be held at the Boise State University Hall of Fame. Final details and dates are yet to be determined. Cremation is under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

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I just heard of Connie's passing. She was instrumental in my career choice and lead me down the teaching path I am in. She believed in me and knew I could make fitness a bigger part of PE.

My heart aches for you, Barb. I'll always have fond memories of Connie. She was a leader both on the court, in the classroom or leading the way for women. Connie's positive attitude and her quick smile always cheered me up. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Diann Hurd Haynes

I am saddened to hear about Connie's passing. She was dedicated to social justice through girls and women in sport. It was an honor to serve on the NAGWS Board of Directors with her. Darlene Kluka, NAGWS President, 1990-1991.

One of my teammates from Boise State Women's Basketball Team 1983-84, Cynthia Greenstar, just emailed and shared the sad news of Connie's passing. Ironically enough, I just googled Connie 2 weeks ago trying to reconnect. My youngest son just got his driving permit and I was giving him driving tips. The memory of traveling to my hometown of Los Angeles and driving with Connie and the team is something I'll never forget. Connie missed the exit on the freeway and preceded to backup. We ALL...

Barb, Sorry to see the news about Connie. A true pioneer in the building of girls and women in sports. Many fond memories.
Jenifer and Jim Barrett

So sorry for the loss of such a great person. She was my gym teacher in Jr and Sr high. No one else encouraged us to learn the uneven bars, tramp, or rings. She is the one that nurtured my love of gymnastics. I have thought of her often in the passing years.

Barb, so sorry for your loss. Connie (and you) has done so much to further women's sports in the state. We have been so appreciative of the time Julia was able to learn from both of you during bb camps. She is still coaching in Utah at the junior high level.

We wish for your comfort in the coming days. You are in our prayers.

Nancy and Don Stanger

Connie was a pioneer in women's collegiate sports and provided inspiration to her students and athletes. She made a difference in so many lives and will be missed by all.

Christine Faull, Boise Id.

Some great memories. Black and blue field hockey, one of the best. Thoughts and prayers for the family and forever friends.