October 24, 1951 – January 8, 2019
Torrie Ann Buie Thalman passed away on January 8, 2019 in North Logan of cancer. Torrie was the first of 5 children born to Dewey L. Buie and Joyce Parkinson in Salt Lake City, UT on October 24, 1951. She grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Skyline High School in 1969.
In 1981, Torrie met Philip Lynn Thalman at the Utah Coal and Lumber Restaurant in Park City, Utah where he was working at the time. She won his heart when she delivered his favorite snack, raw pine nuts, to his remote teepee home in Echo Canyon. The couple married on the banks of the Green River on May 18, 1983. They arranged a special wedding party river trip complete with friends, an ordained minister, and a decorated wedding cake packed in a Tupperware. Her bouquet was of wild flowers picked near the river. The couple first made their home in Park City then moved to Peoa. While living in Peoa, the family was blessed with two sons Erik Kent, and Leon Clark. The couple later divorced.
In 1996, Torrie and her boys moved to North Logan, Utah in order for her to work and attend Utah State University in business information systems. As part of her program at USU, she took an internship at Convergys in Logan, where she worked until her retirement in 2014 after 17 years with the company.
Work was a major theme in Torrie’s life. She was employed almost all her life beginning at Dairy Queen as a teenager. After high school, she worked in her family’s business, Buie Foods, the first warehouse store in Salt Lake City, while attending the University of Utah. She moved to Portland, OR to work before her marriage, but found she missed her family and the sunshine in Utah and returned after 6 months. She loved the blessings of home.
Torrie felt that raising her boys was the most important effort of her life and loved spending time with them. Holidays were a special joy to the family, especially Christmas traditions together. Each year they went together to temple square to see the lights. Torrie sacrificed and worked hard to provide opportunities her boys needed to progress and succeed in life.
Faith in Jesus Christ and in the Church of Jesus Christ was of upmost importance in Torrie’s life. She expressed gratitude that she had found the truth so many people look for all their lives and never find. She trusted in God’s plan.
Torrie is survived by her sons, Erik and Leon Thalman, and siblings Kim Buie, Jody Buie Watkins, Clark Taggart Buie (Tag), and Phillip Buie. She was proceeded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the North Logan 2nd Ward Chapel, 1105 East 2100 North where there will be a closed casket family viewing from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared on line at www.allenmortuaries.net