|Name} Thorpe, Cleo||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 8 May 1921||Place} Springville, Utah, Utah|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 25 Aug 1943||Place} Springville, Utah, Utah (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 16 Nov 2010||Place} Springville, Utah, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Fam 20 Nov 2010||Place} Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes &||
|Parents: } Herbert Gerald Thorpe & Julietta Fullmer|
Household No.} 785
|1st Household No.} 785 = Springville, Utah, Utah|
| Occupation 1} Bookkeeper/stenographer |
Occupation 2} Housewife
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Bishop, Francis Walker (Frank)|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Cleo Bishop was born 9 May 1921 in Springville (now Mapleton*), Utah, Utah. She was the
fifth of seven children of Herbert Gerald Thorpe and Juliette Fullmer. Her older siblings were
Blaine F., born in 1914, Ruth, born in 1916, Zelma born in 1918, and Lucille, born in 1919. Her younger
siblings were Lela Rae, born in 1926, and Joy, born in 1928. Ruth died in 1922.|
In the 1930 U.S. census, Cleo's family was living on a farm located on South 6th East in Springville, Utah, Utah. Her father Gerald was a general farmer. The family owned their farm, and had a radio set. The children were Blaine, 15, Zelma, 11, Lucile, 10, Cilet(Cleo), 8, Lela R., 3, and Jay (Joy), 1 (and listed as a male). The oldest four attended school. Also living with the family was Elmer Fullmer, 19, a cousin to Cleo, working as a farm laborer.
Cleo's father died unexpectedly in 1934. In the 1940 U.S. census, Juliet Thorpe was now the head of the family and overseeing the farm, located on North Road in Mapleton*, Utah, Utah. The children at home were Zelma, 21, who had completed 3 years of college; Cleo, 18, 4 years of high school; Lela Rae, 13, 6th grade; and Joy, 11, 5th grade.
Cleo had an active childhood. Newspaper articles report her being vice-president of the J.S.C. 4-H Club, enjoying social activities, honored in high school for her shorthand skills, visiting Yellowstone National Park with friends, and participating in the LDS First Ward Gleaner Girls. Cleo graduated from Springville High School in 1939, and attended both Brigham Young University and the L.D.S. Business College. She worked as a stenographer for Weber College, and at the time of her marriage was employed in Salt Lake City.
Cleo married Francis (Frank) Walker Bishop on 25 Aug 1943 in her family home in Springville, Utah, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Her husband enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1943, and was sent overseas to France, returning in Dec 1945.
In the 1944 Provo City Directory Cleo is listed living at 1100 N 5th West, working as a bookkeeper for the Utah Valley Hospital. While Frank was in the service, Cleo bought property at the mouth of Hobble Creek, on Canyon Road, Springville. Here they raised eight children.
Cleo was an excellent homemaker and gardener. She was active in the LDS Church, working in the Primary and Relief Society, and doing extraction and genealogy work on the computer. She walked daily, and hiked the Timpanogos yearly. She was active until a stroke at the age 86. She died 16 Nov 2010 at the age of 89. Her husband Frank had passed away in 1994.
Funeral services were held 20 Nov 2010 at the LDS Chapel on Canyon Road, Springville. She was buried next to her husband in the Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah.
*Mapleton, an agricultural extension south east of Springville, was incorporated in 1949. It has Hobble Creek as its north boundary.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Baptism Date} Fam 2 Oct 1921||Place}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Cleo Thorpe Bishop|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High school or Top 2 Degrees} Some college work|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Stroke
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