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Obituary: Thoren, Melvin Randolph

THOREN, Melvin R. Melvin Randolph Thoren, age 91, passed away peacefully January 2, 2013. He was a life-long wheat and cattle rancher in the Leahy Jct./Delrio area. He married Elsie (Shine) Vantie Gehrke on February 24, 1945. They had six children: Rosanna Spooner, Linda Williams, Colleen Thoren, Randy Thoren, Marcia Thoren and Karen Gilbert. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Anna Thoren; his wife, Shine; a sister, Viola Jess, and a daughter, Karen Gilbert. A memorial/ potluck/reunion will be held at the ranch in the late spring. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.