Bruce Williams Thorpe

October 18, 2023

Bruce Williams Thorpe, born February 16, 1942, to Roy Greer Thorpe and Lucy Jean (Williams) Thorpe in Charlotte, Vermont.

Bruce attended a one room school house in Charlotte and Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Army from 1962 – 1965; serving with the 101st Airborne Division attached with 66 Lt. Armor Division in Fort Cambell, Kentucky.

Bruce had 3 children, Jeanette, Christine and Julie. He divorced in 1968.

Bruce went to Mexico to pursue a Pottery Degree in San Miguel, Mexico. After spending 9 years working in sales and pottery, he met his soul mate Laurie in 1979. Bruce and Laurie moved to Colorado in 1980 and opened Studio B Pottery in Dillon, Colorado.

In 1983, Bruce, Laurie and her children, Darrin and Lindsee, moved to Branson, Missouri area and opened a pottery retail store. Bruce and Laurie traveled the country selling their work from Arizona to Vermont.

In 2016, they moved to Northeast Kansas to be close to family. Bruce passed on October 10, 2023.

Bruce is survived by his wife Laurie; 3 daughters, Jeanette Thorpe of New Hartford, CT, Christine Tessman (Al) of New Hartford, CT and Julie Frieze (Todd) of Richmond, VT; 1 step-son, Darrin Marr (Kristen) of Topeka, KS and 1 step-daughter, Lindsee Myers (Ryan) of Topeka, KS; 1 sister, Marcia Stone (Ed) of Charlotte, VT; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Bruce will be missed by many.

Private Family Celebration will be at a later date.