Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow, age 87, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

Clifford Thurlow was born on November 7, 1922, the son of William and Otilda (Overson) Thurlow on the family farm near Glenfield, ND. In 1930, they moved to a farm along the James River near Carrington. Clifford attended country school and continued farming on the family farm with his brother, Owen. He retired in 1986, but continued to help on the farm. Clifford lived all his life on the farm until December 2008, when he moved to Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

He was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, enjoyed golf and farming. For 12 years, Clifford enjoyed spending his winters in Phoenix, AZ.

Clifford is survived by one brother, Owen, Carrington; one sister, Hazel Nysted, Griffith, IN; and a special nephew, Tom (Tammi) Thurlow, Carrington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Lloyd and Richard.


Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Date and Time: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:

Name: Kim Serwatkewich

Date: March 13/10

Message: Hi, You don't know me, but I am the greatgrand daughter of John Thurlow, brother of William Thurlow. We live in Canada and I would like to send our condolences to the family of Clifford Thurlow. My granddad William (Bill) Thurlow was the first cousin of Clifford. I am not sure if they met, the families lost touch with each other years back, but we are still part of the family. We all know how hard it is to lose a loved one and want to say how sorry we are for your loss. Take care and may time heal your broken hearts.
Kim Serwatkewich nee McPeek


Name: Mark & Jenniffer Brown

Date: 3/16/10

Message: First, to Owen and Tom my condolences to the lost of Clifford. I have often thought of the times Owen and Clifford had Mike and I help with things that needed to get done. I still use Clifford's analogy of his yard when it came to mowing, being a 6 or 12 pack yard. Clifford had a unique wit that you come to appreciate over time.

Second my condolences to the rest of the family members.


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