Kennith Glen Thornburg former long time resident of Forresthill and recently residing in Ely, Nevada. Kenny went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 27th, 2020 in Salt Lake City Utah, from complications of Parkinson's and Dementia.
Kenny was born September 1, 1943 in Kellog Idaho to Fred and Lida. Kenny was their 2nd son. From Idaho the family moved to Oregon for a short time and then moved to Foresthill in 1950. Fred was a tree faller in the logging industry & that is what had taken them to the area.
Kenny attended Foresthill Elementary School and then graduated from Placer High School. After high school Kenny followed in his Fathers footsteps and went to work in the Logging industry. He ran heavy equipment , mostly loader, loading the logs on the trucks headed for the mill.
Kenny had many talents, he loved to work on cars, he loved to work with wood. He made several beautiful wooden clocks. He made wooden bird houses, some of them went to the Relay For LIfe (Ely,Nv chapter) to be auctioned off. He loved to participate in Relay For LIfe , it was very close to his heart and he too was a survivor of Prostate cancer.
Kenny had to retire in 2004 when he was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. Kenny loved to garden, he loved to build things & just "Tinker" as he would say.
In 2017 Kenny moved to Ely, Nevada to be closer to some amazing doctors in Salt Lake City Utah. He loved Ely, he loved the openness of Nevada, with the beautiful clouds & mountains. He was an amazing man and will be missed by many, but we have some peace knowing that he is with the Lord.