Our beloved mom, grandmother and friend Audene Lancaster Thornock returned to the loving arms of our heavenly parents and her husband, Frank Thornock early in the morning of Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.
Audene was born in Smoot, Wyoming on July 9, 1926 to Robert and Ella Crook Lancaster. She was the oldest of ten children. She spent her childhood in Star Valley and learned the value of hard work and self reliance.
She was married to Hugh Frank Thornock on June 7, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. There were two children born to this union, Jane and Hugh “Pete” Thornock.
Audene was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a friend to all she came in contact with.
Audene is survived by her two children, Jane and Pete (Jamie) Thornock of Kemmerer, her grandchildren Brooke Thornock of Altoona, Wisconsin, Kenzee (Jerimiah) Ellis of Kemmerer, Zach Stevens of Boise, ID and three great-grandchildren, Millee, Seth and Hallee Ellis. She is survived by her sisters, Marilyn Johns of Cokeville, Delsa (Kay) Erickson of Afton, and Julia (Garland) Kennington of Riverton, Wyoming as well as many of her good friends she loved at the South Lincoln Nursing Center.
The family is especially greatful to all those who cared for Audene at the nursing home as well as her other good friends who stopped by to visit with her.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ball Family Chapel Funeral services will be held at the Kemmerer Stake Center in Kemmerer Wyoming on Saturday, September 21st at 11:00 with viewing an hour prior to services. Internment will take place at the Diamondville Cemetery in Diamondville, Wyoming.