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Obituary: Calvin E. Thorpe

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A Cougarette and a Springville Sports Hall-of-Famer: Calvin E. and Patricia Warren Thorpe, were high school sweethearts, married for 38 years. They passed away together Saturday, March 6, 1999. Their car overturned while returning from the annual Utah Bar Convention in St. George.

You may have seen Cal and Pat while you were waiting in a wedding line for three hours, as they walked straight past you and quickly slipped the couple some cash. Their generosity exceeded Cal's patience.Patsy must have been tired of waiting for grandchildren; she would show a complete stranger the pictures of her dogs she kept in her wallet.

Calvin recalled a time when he was smitten by her. He said she was riding her horse bareback and tearing up a mountain.

Her love for her children was shown when an avalanche closed the canyon. She skied down the canyon and over the avalanche so she could pick up her children.

Friends knew she was quite unique and cherished her for it. She was eccentric, an artist, a photographer, a champion dog breeder and shower, a house builder and designer, and a good friend.

Best looking man in Pepperwood, smartest man in Utah, best lawyer in America; these are common statements that could be heard from Calvin about himself on the other end of a phone line. They were said in jest, but they were probably true.

You could often find Call at McDonalds helping someone realize their importance. He would talk to them about their love life, their school work, or whom they liked better, their mom or their dad.

A fraction of his achievements were: being listed in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America 1991-2000," editor of the Utah Bar Journal, chairman of the Sandy City Chamber of Commerce, Sandy total citizen Award, Sandy City Planning commission, the Citizen Planner Award, member of Sandy City's first beautification committee, professor at the University of utah and BYU, an he was a good man.

Calvin was born May 22, 1938 to Ronald and Lillian Thorpe. Patricia was born Nov. 24, 1938 to Marvin "Mog" and Rhea Warren.

They are survived by their brother, sisters and adoring children.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, March 10th, at the LDS Pepperwood Chapel, 2135 E. Pepperwood Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.

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