(Jay) Manuel Thorp, 92 of Boise, ID, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14,
2019, with family and friends present. He was preceded in death by his parents,
William Scott Thorp and Carrie Rebecca Oling, two brothers, William Albert Thorp
and Eugene Scott Thorp, and son, Jay Clark (Corky) Thorp.
surviving are his wife of 72 years, Lois Ann Thorp, son, Scott Harvey and wife,
Sheryl Kay (Sheri) and their two sons, Scott (Scotty) Nicholas and Shane
Christopher, Scotty’s wife, Danielle Elizabeth, and 15-year- old great grandson,
Chase Scott Thorp, all of Boise.
born in Council, Idaho, November 13, 1926. He attended school there and worked
for the forest service as part of a survey crew, and a firefighter. His mother
died when he was 16, which prompted him to enlist in the Army where he proudly
served during World War II in the military police.
home after the service to help his dad and stepmother on the farm in Roswell,
ID. It was there that he met and married Lois Ann Thompson in 1948. He worked
construction in Cascade, ID as part of the crew that built the road over Little
Donner. After moving to Boise, ID he worked for North American Van Lines and
then at Intermountain Gas Company as stores keeper.
most of his youth and adult years in the Idaho mountains where he and his family
and friends loved camping, fishing, hunting, gathering huckleberries, riding
four-wheelers and snowmobiles, and cutting a great deal of firewood. He enjoyed
camping at the White Licks where he took pride in keeping the campground, bath
and outhouses clean. He kept a garden, enjoyed baking bread and loved the many
dogs and cats the family had.
He was a
sweet man that will be missed.
be an interment service at Dry Creek Cemetery on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at
2:30 p.m. before he is laid to rest with his son Corky.