On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Heaven gained the faithful soul of Carol Marie Greenup. Carol was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Betty and Lowell Thorsness, and sister of Marilyn, Trudy, and Jim. She was baptized and confirmed her faith in God at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage. In her childhood, Carol loved to read books, learned to down hill ski and waterski at the family cabin at Big Lake, and played the flute in band. Carol was active in church Luther League and kept those friendships to this day.
Carol and Richard met at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, and the two married in 1975. They lived in Montana and Washington before moving to Idaho. Living together in Boise, ID for 43 years, they raised two daughters. Sara was born in 1980 and Anna in 1982. Carol worked as a bookkeeper in her earlier years. She participated for many years in Bible Study Fellowship studying the Word of God. Carol volunteered her time at the schools of her children, her church, and at City Light Home for Women and Children. She was very active at King of Glory Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School for many years. She loved singing church hymns and playing handbells in the choir.
Carol will be remembered for her love for the Lord, her giving spirit, and the love she had for her family. Carol also loved being a grandmother. She carried around pictures and showed everyone she met. Both of her grandsons fondly remember all the snuggles she gave them. She will always be remembered for her great memory of family Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Carol is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Anna Greenup Crane (Alex Crane), grandsons Peyton and Silas, and sisters Marilyn Howe of Vancouver, Washington, and Trudy Lund of Bellingham, Washington. Carol joins many family members in Heaven including her daughter Sara, brother Jim Thorsness and parents Lowell and Betty Thorsness.
Memorial Services will be held at Cloverdale Funeral Home on Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend, but asked to stay in their vehicles. You may also tune in to the webcast. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory can be sent to City Light Home for Women and Children (https://boiserm.org/hp-give/) or Bible Study Fellowship International (bsfinternational.org for class: Boise-Eagle, ID DW #1440) or King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise.
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