Cathy Nielsen Thornock Peterson
October 28, 1944 ~ September 17, 2012
Viewing: Thursday, Sept. 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Friday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City LDS 26th Ward, 865 South 300 West
Interment: Garland Cemetery
Brigham City - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Catherine Viola Nielsen Thornock Peterson, 67, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Ogden Regional Medical Center from complications from a heart attack. She was born on October 28, 1944 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Roy D. and Orleen Wright Nielsen. She married Blaine Thornock on August 15, 1960 in Ogden, Utah. They later divorced. Cathy then married Gerald "Jerry" D. Peterson on September 1, 1995 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Cathy had lived in Ogden, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Germany and was currently living in Brigham City. After 27 years of service, she retired from Thiokol (ATK). She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Brigham City 26th Ward. Cathy liked bowling, cross word puzzles, bingo and was most happy when winning the five dollar bets on the Denver Bronco's games against her husband. The family would like to thank all the ICU nurses, Dr. Grover, Dr. Lewis, Tammie, Miller and all the sisters and social workers at Ogden Regional Medical Center. A special thanks to her Tramcor family for their love and support while Jerry was still on the road. Surviving are her husband, Jerry; four children: Rodney Thornock; Michele (Jeff) Machuca; Daylane (Cliff Modahl) Thornock; Norleen (Jackie) Thornock; six step children: Dennis Peterson; Pam Peterson; Tamera (Steve) Underwood; Brad (Jennifer) Peterson; Jolyn (Cory) Call; Kevin (Crystal) Peterson; one honorary daughter, Robyn (Mark) Lowther; 25 grandchildren; 15.5 great grandchildren; her mother, Orleen Wright; two siblings, Roleen (Don) Olsen; Anna Mae (Don) Griffth; one sister-in-law, Joanie Nielsen and one very special mother-in-law, Verda McCulley. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy, one son, Devin Thornock and one brother R. D. Nielsen. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City LDS 26th Ward, 865 South 300 West. A viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Friday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery.
We loved Cathy and will miss her so much. She was a fun cousin that we always looked forward to having visit us in Pleasant View.
love you so much, mom. You are the bet human being I have the pleasure of knowing. You left a smile in the heart of every person you came in contact with. I will try to do the same. Kiss Devin for me. I'll see you on the other side. all my love, Your number 2 daughter, Always.