Harold Pat Lawrence Throop died May 6, 2007, at the Wallowa Valley Care Center. He was 89.
Mr. Throop was born March 17, 1918, in Portland to Herrel R. Throop and Anna Throop Lynch. He grew up on the ranch of his parents, Anna and Charles Lynch. He graduated from high school there in 1936. In 1938 he moved to Cloverdale with his mother and stepfather. Prior to the start of World War II, Mr. Throop studied law at Willamette University. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the war, he returned to Cloverdale, bought his parents’ ranch and raised registered Jerseys and Herefords. He later subdivided the ranch and build homes there.
Mr. Throop retired to Joseph to care for his mother. He also had a winter home in Pahrump, Nevada.
Mr. Throop is survived by his sister Dorcas Houghton of Florence; two half-brothers Herrel Throop of Port Angeles, Wash. and Gerald Throop of Glenwood, Wash.; two half-sisters Katherine Steinbach of Glenwood, Wash. and Louise Stratton of Salem and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Herrell R. Throop, his mother Anna Lynch, his brother Edwin Throop, his stepfather Charles Lynch, his sister Anna May Throop, his half sister Annabell Lynch and his half brother Lloyd Throop.
At his request there will be no public services with internment at the Willamette National Cemetery.
Wallowa County Chieftain, May 17, 2007
Contributed by Dixie Ricker