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Saturday, October 28, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Patricia Barbara Thorpe was born March 17, 1956 in Salida, Colorado to parents, Joseph and Angela (Maestas) Vigil. Patsy grew up and attended schools in the Salida community. For several years she worked for the Monarch ski resort.
She met John Thorpe and they were married on October 18, 1975 in Salida. To this union a daughter Jamie Lynn and son Roger were born. Her love of children allowed them to have several foster children throughout the years.
In 1983 the family moved to Franklin, Nebraska. Patsy worked in various areas in the community including the Franklin nursing home, the Franklin newspaper and in home health care for Tim Kolb. Much of her time in Franklin was working as a dispatcher for the Franklin County Sheriff’s department.
Patsy was a faithful member of the Crossgate Community church. She was quite active in the various ministries of the women’s fellowship.
Following several years of major health issues, Patsy passed from this life Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 67 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Jamie Rogers (2018), and her brother Philip.
Patsy will be forever remembered by her husband John and foster son Titus Maring of their home; son Roger Thorpe, Bloomington; sisters Tina and Georgia; brother David all of Colorado; and mother-in-law Reva Thorpe, Canyon, Colorado. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held 11:00am Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at Crossgate Community Church, Franklin, Nebraska with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. Family inurnment will be at a later time. Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin is assisting the Thorpe family with these cremation services.