Sondra Colleen Thorn, 80, of Glasgow, Montana died on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Glasgow after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Sondra was born on April 17, 1940 to George and Birdie (Augre) Gallagher. She graduated from St. Raphael’s school in 1954 and Glasgow High School in 1958. Sondra also attended Dental Technician School in San Francisco, California. She later married Walter Thorn of Glasgow on August 15, 1959 and they spent the next fifty-four years together until Walt’s death in 2013. They had four children and moved multiple times in the early years and enjoyed the new adventures and people they met in their travels. The Couple eventually settled in Glasgow and raised their family and were extremely involved in the community. Sondra was an active member of St. Raphael’s Parish and become more and more involved with the church after the children were raised and Walter passed. She was a founding member of the Valley County Garden Society, which has been responsible for many community projects in the area. She also started the International Dinner club and enjoyed making new friends and cooking fantastic meals over a seven year period. Sondra also started a book club in Glasgow and until her death, enjoyed reading books and getting together with that group.
Walt and Sondra owned Thorn Refrigeration in Glasgow until their retirement in 1998. During retirement, she and Walt enjoyed spending winter in Bouse, Arizona, traveling all around the United States, working at the Pioneer Museum and the church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, her sister Kari and brother Mitch.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband Walter Thorn; brothers, Larry Gallagher and Mike Gallagher and sister Chris Ellen Verville.
Survivors include daughter, Bridgett (Dallas) Gardner of Billings, Montana; sons Curtis (Shelly) Thorn of Scobey, Montana, Christopher (Maricelle) Thorn of Perris, California and Matthew (Gerilyn) Thorn of Rapid City, South Dakota; grandsons Jeffrey Rogney, Tyson Stebleton, Michael Torn, Eric Gardner, Chandler Thorn, Zachary Thorn; granddaughters Katie Gatlin, Alicia Morehouse, Sondra Thorn, Allison Branum, and Morgan Thorn; great-grandchildren Cale, Jovee, Tay and Tuck Morehouse, Troy and Tya Stebleton, Gabriel Thorn, Sophia and Lydia Gatlin, Rebekah and Hazel Branum; sister Kari Knierim and brother Mitch Gallagher.
Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Condolences maybe left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.