Brice Phillips Thorpe, 46, passed away August 7, 2020 at his home in Glenwood. He was born on September 10, 1973 in Ogden, Utah, the fourth child of Seth Ivie and Maureen Dessa Phillips Thorpe. Brice’s oldest sister Karen , older brothers Bruce and Brian all greeted him warmly. Gary came a year later.
Seth accepted a job position in Elko, NV for the BLM and moved his family there. Elko is where Brice and his siblings grew up. Brice has many fond memories of this childhood life, always getting into trouble with his brothers, Brian and Gary.
Because their dad was an adventurous man, he was always taking his family out on grand adventures in an old white Dodge van . . . loading up the family and camping under the stars, going to new places never explored out in the west desert of Nevada. These adventures were fond memories for Brice.
Brice’s teenage years were a bit on the wild side and at the age of 15, he fathered a son. Years later once again Brice fathered a daughter. They were dear to his heart.
Graduating from Elko High School, Brice attended one semester at BYU, studying Art. Brice loved to draw / doodle. He acquired a large collection of books to do his artwork in, as well as a large collection of art pencils, markers and other art supplies to completed his art work.
In 1994 Brice’s dad retired from the BLM and Seth moved Maureen, Brice and Gary to Glenwood where they started a new life, making new friends. They soon became true Glenwood pioneer’s at heart, getting involved with community projects and Church assignments. Seth was good at getting Brice and Gary involved and they were very helpful in getting projects done around town.
Brice has had many jobs over the years. He enjoyed being on campfire crews on wildfire front lines, working at Richfield Walmart night shift, as well as many of his other jobs, he especially enjoyed the friendship he made along the way. Brice has a friendly personality and easy to be around, he was kind and gentle "little" giant.
Always a gentleman, Brice’s mother taught him well. Brice cared for his mother for several years after the death of his father. Maureen had diabetes and he would take her to all her appointments and saw that she was cared for until her death.
Brice loved to cook and he was very good at it. He went to Snow College South Culinary Arts cooking class to learn how to use the different herbs and spices. He was always cooking, making a tasty dish out of whatever he had on hand.
Brice’s main hobby was that of "Cosplay" . . . dressing up in the role of a king’s knight –tag name One Good Knight. He has accumulated a variety of several different swords, all shapes and sizes along with several knives.
Brice enjoyed smoking his cigars, setting outdoors, enjoying the day time or evening air; being out in nature on the mountain on a fishing trip or wherever he ends up on a Sunday drive.
Brice’s life went down hill when he found he had uncontrolled diabetes and began to lose his eyesight. On April 1, 2017 he had a stroke, leaving him unable to work. He loved to work and being around people. The best part of working for Brice was the many friends he made along the way.
My we always remember Brice as "One Good Knight."
He is survived by his brothers: Bruce (Misty) Thorpe, Boise, ID; Brian (Christina) Thorpe, Elko, NV; niece and nephews: Kelsey Seyersdahl, Boise, ID; Phillip Mullen, Glenwood; Shawn, Jonathon and Zachary Thorpe, Elko, NV. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Karen Seyersdahl, and Gary Thorpe.
Private family services and interment will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the Glenwood Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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