In Memory of Donald Thorp: 1961-1985
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Date of birth: April 18th, 1961
Date of death: June 21st, 1985
Born & raised in Garberville, Don Thorp attended all school grades in Southern Humboldt and graduated from South Fork High School in 1979.
An avid abalone diver, Don Thorp found the World’s Largest Abalone in 1983 and held the title for 10 years. He also was a contestant in rodeos as a team roper—winning many. He was All-Around Cowboy two years in a row in the Jr. Rodeo in Willits, CA. He loved hunting and was just an all-around guy loved by many.