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Rick (Fredrick III) Thorngate

Posted: Friday, Jun 14th, 2013

THORNGATEóMargaret and Fred Thorngate of Florence are deeply saddened by the death of their two sons.

Randy (John Randall Thorngate), born May 8, 1948, died Feb. 22, 2013, in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his daughters and grandchildren, Jennifer Jenkins and children Elode and Jesse, and Julie Oneal and twins Hunter and Parker Anne of Plano, Texas.

Rick (Fredrick III), born May 17, 1946, died on June 11, 2013, in Humboldt, Calif.

Rick served as a first lieutenant for three years during the Vietnam War-era and won several Silver awards.

Both sons spent tough times during their last days.

Their sister, Susan Thorngate of Medford, Ore., retired teaching last year to spend many weeks helping her brothers during their bad times.

Fred and sons had been in the prostate cancer group here in Florence and Fred is still alive. While their prostate cancer went away, other cancer came forward.

Margaret and Fred have lived in Florence since 1985.

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