Larkin Mortuary

Zane Anthony Thurber

09/25/2010 - 01/25/2014

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Our sweet Zane was tragically and unexpectedly taken from us on January 25. Zane was born to Matthew and Aubrie Thurber on September 25, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Zane was extremely energetic and packed as much as he could in his three short years of life. Yellow was his favorite color. He loved all sorts of music and was especially fond of The Wiggles. He loved wearing his Yellow Submarine Beatles shirt. He had a contagious laugh and a witty sense of humor for someone so young. He loved his Curious George stuffed animal and slept with him every night.


He had a special bond with his brother Holden. Zane loved to tease Holden and wrestle with him. Zane would be upset everyday when we dropped Holden off at school and say how much he missed him. Zane enjoyed going on special little adventures with his dad. Zane was his mom’s little buddy. He hated being away from her. He loved to snuggle with his mom and always twirled her hair in his little hands to get comfort.


We know that Zane had a much greater calling and is with his loving Heavenly Father and his dear relatives that have passed on, especially with his “Unky Tony.”


Zane is survived by his parents Matt and Aubrie Thurber, his brother Holden, grandparents: Rachel and Rockey Proctor, Derral Sorensen Jr., Randy and Chris Thurber, great-grandparents: Annie and Derral Sorensen, aunts and uncles: Autumn and Chris Bennett, Brittany Proctor, Taylor and James Hardwick, Kelsey and Jordan Ellis, Julie Thurber, Erin Phoenix, and Zachary Sorensen, cousins: McKenna, Hunter, Easton, Kaiden, Gracin, and Aleah. He is also survived by a large extended family.


Funeral services to honor Zane will be held Saturday February 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Park Ward, 495 East 5600 South in Murray. A viewing will be held Friday January 31 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday prior to the services from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Park Ward. Online condolences may be made at


We would like to thank family, friends, and the community for the outpouring of love and support.


The family has an online memorial fund at under the Thurber Family Funeral and Medical Expense Fund. There is also a memorial fund set up at the Transwest Credit Union on 2100 South and 39 West in Salt Lake City, UT,(801) 487-2057.

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  • Chrissy, It was heartbreaking to hear the news of sweet Zane’s death. I know that you are not only grieving his loss, but it is doubly painful as you watch Matt and his wife struggle with this challenge in their lives. You and all your family are in our prayers.
    Love, Cousin Jan

    — Jan Robbins
  • Matt and Aubrie,

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I hope that with time and with the support of your family and friends that your hearts will heal. You are in my thoughts.

    — Debra Deininger
  • Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know we here for you in every way.

    — Charlene Long and Team