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After a lifetime defined by a deep commitment to her family, faith, constant learning and quiet, meaningful service, Lonni Glazier Thorpe died on February 6, 2023, in Sandy, Utah after a valiant battle with cancer. Lonni endured her health challenges with grace and positivity, and despite her illness, she always focused on uplifting those around her including family, friends and those impacted by cancer.
Lonni was born on June 27, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Harold Don Glazier and Virginia (Peggy) Bello. She was the oldest of five children. Lonni grew up in Holladay, Utah, graduated from Olympus High School and later attended BYU.
On March 26, 1969, Lonni married her eternal companion, A. Lear Thorpe, in the Salt Lake Temple. Lonni and Lear are the proud parents of four children: Brett Lear Thorpe (Laura), Adam John Thorpe (Jeanette), Elizabeth Anne Leese (Jason) and Jeremy Don Thorpe.
As a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lonni served in the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations as well as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. Her favorite calling was VIP Hosting where she and Lear worked with visitors from around the world, including various religious and secular leaders.
Lonni was a talented writer, a gifted quilter, and an excellent cook. She enjoyed traveling with her family and especially loved playing golf with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She supported her children and grandchildren throughout their educational pursuits as their ultimate motivator and cheerleader. As an incredible friend, she maintained close relationships with special connections made throughout her childhood and adult life. She loved and served those around her and made a positive difference in the lives of those she touched. Lonni’s personal motto was “love and lift.” She truly exemplified this motto in all she did.
Lonni is survived by her husband Lear, their four children, 11 grandchildren and two great grandsons. She was also looking forward to the birth of two great granddaughters later this year. Lonni is preceded in death by her father, Harold Glazier, and her brother, Michael.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 10, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah and again, Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM at the Northridge Ward,11196 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, Utah 84092 with funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM. Due to anticipated heavy ski resort traffic, we recommend traveling to the services from the south on Wasatch Boulevard via Draper Parkway, 11400 South or 10600 South. To watch the services online, please click on the blue "Watch Services" button above. You will be required to sign into your Zoom account. To sign up for your own free account, visit the Zoom sign-up page and enter your email address. You will receive an email from Zoom (firstname.lastname@example.org). In this email, click Activate Account. A recording of the services will be made available within 24 hours after the services.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the various doctors, caretakers, friends, family members, and all of those who helped Lonni over the course of her cancer treatment with a special recognition to her team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
So sorry to learn about Lonnie! Wanted to send u a card but don’t know your address. Good luck this week
Doug and Karla
Our family is so saddened to hear of Adam’s Mother’ s passing. We will continue to send prayers, healing and strength.
I send my deep heartfelt condolences to the family. She was a wonderful influence in my life many years ago which created great memories of our time together. I know she will be terribly missed by all of you. My love, Marcia
Dear Lear and family,
We are saddened to hear of Lonnie’s passing-just a remarkable woman in every way. Suzanne and I thrilled every time we were blessed to be with Lear and Lonnie.
We will miss Lonnie-her smile, her goodness, her intelligence, and her deep spiritual nature.
Sending our love, prayers, and condolences.
Warren and Suzanne Tate and family
Lear, we know how deeply you loved and adored your remarkable wife and we are heartbroken for you at this time! We saw a hummingbird in Mexico last week and spoke of Lonni and her courage and giving heart. Like the hummingbirds she adored , she never rested ! She is such a beautiful spirit and is now free of her physical challenges for which we are so grateful… we pray for your peace dear friend. Love you😪🙏
Our hearts are saddened with the news of the passing of Lonni.
She was and is such and angelic presence. So loving and giving, So like unto our Savior
Truly a great soul worthy of all accolades.
We are sure that nothing said will relieve the pain of her mortal departure except the hope
of being reunited with her again.
Please know of our deep and abiding love for you and your family.
Scott and Toni Whipperman
My deepest condolences to Mr. Thorpe and family,
I was blessed with having shared a couple of occasions with Lonni and her family. I had always wanted to meet the women who raised Adam. My wish came true and I met Lonni and Lear in Los Angeles several years ago. It was love at the first site for me. I felt like I have known them all my life. Lonni was one of those people who imbodied light, love and grace with in her. I am forever grateful for having shared another occasion with Lonni and her entire wonderful family in Utah. I am most certainly grateful to her for loving, and embracing Jeanette into her family.
May you all be comforted by her love, light and grace during this difficult time.
Lear and Family, we send our love and prayers for your comfort and peace at this difficult time. Lonni will be so missed! What a remarkable woman and friend! Her example of love and service will never be forgotten and her courage is so admired. Praying that the love and grace of our Savior will be felt by you all as you grieve our amazing Lonni!
Our heart is breaking hearing of Lonni’s passing. She always had a smile and such an uplifting spirit. We will miss her.
Our hearts are deeply saddened with the passing of your dear wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She brought goodness, beauty and grace wherever she went and made those around her feel needed and important. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go to Lear and her beloved family and friends.
Dear Adam and Jeanette,
we and our sons are so sorry for your and your families loss!
We’re sorry we never had the chance to meet your mom, but just by judging what she passed on to you, Evan, Jonas and Anders we can see what a wonderful person your mom was.
We’re all thinking of you and send our love from Sweden,
Harald & Louise, Oscar, Eric & Henric
Beautiful funeral service!
I was really impressed with each of your children and their messages. You should be proud of them!
I always admired you and Lonni.
Hope you are okay.