Robert Paul Thurston

Oct. 4, 1955 – May 15, 2018

Robert Paul Thurston, 62, passed away May 15, 2018, at his home in New Albany, Indiana.

He was born Oct. 4, 1955, in St. George, Utah. He graduated from Hurricane High School and attended Dixie College. He went on to graduate from Utah State University. He was a statistician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 37 years. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions, including a counselor in two bishoprics, on the high council, seminary instructor, ward organist, scoutmaster and was serving as a counselor in the New Albany Ward bishopric at the time of his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alice Thurston; brother, Kelly Thurston; and three sisters, Marilyn Manning, Thais Williams and Alice Tamara Thurston.

Robert is survived by his brother, Bill (Betty) Thurston; and two sisters, Claire (Robert) Gemmill and Emma Louise Thurston.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, at 2 p.m., at Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 140 N. Main St., Hurricane, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held Friday, prior to services, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the mortuary.
  • Interment will be in the Hurricane City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.

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