Jody Eric Thorson

September 18, 1969 ~ December 13, 2018 (age 49)


Jody Eric Thorson

September 18, 1969 – December 13, 2018 (Age 49)

Jody Eric Thorson went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2018 after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  He was 49 years old.  Jody was home with his family in Prineville, OR.

Jody was born to Gordon Eric and Carma Lea (Munson) Thorson in Portland, OR on September 18, 1969.  Jody moved to Prineville during his middle school years with his parents. He attended Crook County High School until 1988.  Jody worked for Clear Pine Mouldings for several years in a few positions.  The one he enjoyed most was working as a millwright.  He enjoyed maintenance and welding.  He would later work for Cascade Pump and Irrigation and then on to Bend Parks and Recreation.  He worked at Bend Parks and Recreation for 8+ years and wanted to go back up until he left us.  He loved to work outside.  He made many friendships along the way and cherished each one of them.

While working at Clear Pine Mouldings, Jody met and married his wife Sharmane Koops.  They were married for 19 years.  Jody had a passion for riding dirt bikes, quads, hunting, being in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends, and a special little spot for being a jokester.  He loved to go riding with his boys, nephews, and friends.  Teaching them when they were young and riding with them as they grew up.  He loved to just be up in the woods where it was “peaceful”. 

Jody is survived by his wife, Sharmane (Koops) Thorson; sons, Dustin Thorson and Isiah (MorganAnn) George; brothers and sisters, Ron (Lorna) Thorson, Kathy (John) Robison, and Cheryl Kelly; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Thorson and Carma (Munson) Thorson, and grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  The family will make a notification when the time approaches.

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