Lois Marguerite Thorne

October 26, 1924June 13, 2021
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Lois Marguerite Thorne, née Torbert, was born on October 26, 1924, in Reserve, Louisiana to Alvin John Torbert and Minerva Falgoust Torbert .

After serving in the United States Navy, Lois married John M. Thorne and raised nine children.

Lois passed away on June 13, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 96.

A visitation for Lois will be held Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. A funeral mass will take place Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 610 N.E. 17th Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. A committal service will follow Friday at 11:30 AM at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 S Belt Line Rd, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.

Serving as pallbearers are Will Thorne, Gillian Rosee, Campbell McCauley, Patrick Mahoney, Forrest Cook, Annie Flory, Austin Bond and Samuel Hamiter.

She is preceded in death by her husband John, children Brent Thorne and Kathy Cooper, and brother Harold Torbert. She is survived by children Kim Thorne, Hal Thorne, Jody Morris, Coni Cook, John Thorne, Sally Thorne and Polly Flory and countless grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lois appreciated the finer things in life, including a perfectly chilled glass of champagne. A beloved mother and doting Granny, she will be missed by many.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thorne family.


  • Will Thorne
  • Gillian Rosee
  • Campbell McCauley
  • Patrick Mahoney
  • Forrest Cook
  • Annie Flory
  • Austin Bond
  • Samuel Hamiter


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021


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Barbara Raczynski

June 20, 2021

My heartfelt condolences on the earthly loss of a kind, gracious and lovely lady to all the Thorne Family.

I am a friend of one of her countless grandchildren, granddaughter, Michele through her dad, Bob and I met Lois at her home on, at least, one (1) occasion, the christening of her great-grandson, Patrick. Lois was such a great hostess!

I know Lois’s physical presence will no longer be among us and greatly missed, however, there is one (1) more brilliant star in Heaven!

Eternal rest grant unto Lois, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of all the Faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


With caring thoughts and prayers,

Barbara J. Raczynski

Shirley Forgan

June 19, 2021

How I wish I had known this remarkable woman for a longer time. Her daughter, Polly (also remarkable) married my wonderful son. I wish the family peace and comfort as she was once an angel on earth, is now an angel in Heaven. I pray for her faith, her strength, and her love of family. Her reward is to rest in peace...
Shirley Forgan

David Williams

June 18, 2021

I ask for God's Grace to carry the Thorne family through this difficult journey of loss. 96 is a good run.

Alicia Lopez

June 17, 2021

The matriarch of a beautiful family, she will live on in each of your hearts. Our family was luck to have enjoyed her delicious cakes and her famous homemade gingerbread houses. A life well lived my she Rest In Peace. With Love, The Lopez Family, Sal, Alicia, Salina & Isabella

Amy Hathaway

June 16, 2021

John & family- sending my sincere condolences to you for the loss of your Mother. She was an amazing Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and so so much more! You are all in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

Cindi Panarella

June 16, 2021

Although I only met her a few times she always presented herself as a genuine kind, loving woman. May her soul Rest In Peace. She will be missed.

Mary Gray

June 16, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. No words are adequate to express this loss but I hope that knowing others care brings you some comfort. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this time of grieve.

Pam Martin Gibbs

June 16, 2021

Jody et al,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a strong, warm, and wonderful woman. In the 50+ years I have known her, she has always made me feel very welcome in her home - and like part of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


June 15, 2021

Jill Torbert

June 15, 2021

Lois, Harold and Papa Torbert


Granny, Patrick and Michele


Maddox, Granny and Liam


Jody, Lois and Sally


Granny, Patrick and John


Granny, Murray and Aletha


Murray, Granny and Aletha


Sally, Murray and Granny