Joseph Edward Thiriot

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Joseph Edward Thiriot

  • Birth 20 Aug 1906 Utah, USA
  • Death 22 Mar 2009 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 35175985

Published in the Las Vegas Review Journal on March 26, 2009:

Joseph Edward Thiriot, 102, died March 22, 2009, at his home in Las Vegas. He was born in Provo, Utah, Aug. 20, 1906, to the late George William and Alvira Rhoana Henrie Thiriot. He was 12 when his family moved to Pahranagat Valley and he lived in Nevada 90 years. Graduated with a BA from BYU and MA from Northwestern University. He taught at Lincoln County High School, in Nevada for seven years, then in 1940, came to teach at Las Vegas High School. He retired from teaching in 1967 and was in the insurance business for many more years. Joseph was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a member of Kiwanis Club, Westerner's Quartet, Desert Chorale, NSSA, L.V. Gem Society, and Community Concert Association. He was honored to have an elementary school named for him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Miller Thiriot; and his brothers, Henrie, Dean, Jim and Bill. Joseph is survived by his children, Alice (Vern) Waite, Jeannetta (Jan - deceased) Peterson, and Jon (Judie) Thiriot; 14 grandchildren, Kerry, Blake, Kris and Brad Ballard, Tara Bolinger, Tod, Travis, Andrea and Christian Peterson, Emily Gibb, Janette Schofield, Joanna Duffy, Jeaneane McCandless and Jeremy Thiriot; 41 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at the LDS Chapel, 221 S. Lorenzi. Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Internment Saturday, March 28, at Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, he would love to have donations made in his memory to the Joseph E. Thiriot Elementary School, 5700 W. Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103.


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  • Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
  • Added: 25 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35175985
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Edward Thiriot (20 Aug 1906–22 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35175985, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Miracle Mile Tim (contributor 46835124) .