Priscilla Ann (Priebe) Thurow, 98, longtime former resident of St. Anthony Park, died Dec. 30. She was born in Waseca, Minn., and graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., with a liberal arts degree.
She taught high school for several years in Truman, Minn., then moved to Minneapolis to attend business school.
She met Allyn Thurow while attending Carleton and they were married March 29, 1942. They lived first in a small apartment building at Doswell and Como avenues, knowing someday they would raise their family here. In 1953, they and their five children moved back to the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. They became active members of St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church and the community.
Throughout her life, Priscilla was active with youth and involved in many church committees. She was leader of Girl Scout Troop 403 and a member of the Girl Scouts district council. She worked tirelessly for Lutheran Social Service for many years.
Resuming her career in 1964, Priscilla worked for the newly formed Youth Opportunity Centers and specifically Job Corps, recruiting disadvantaged and minority youth to career training centers. While working there, she received several commendations and traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive an award for her outstanding commitment to youth.
Priscilla loved the outdoors, learning to golf with her father at an early age and beginning to visit the North Shore in her early teens. Family camping trips were hilarious affairs filled with fun and adventures and tests of camping skills. She shared her love of dancing with Allyn and enjoyed many years of square dancing. She also shared her love of nature and caring for animals with her children.
Following their retirement, Priscilla and Allyn enjoyed their summers at their cabin on Lake Superior, reading, listening to waves, watching birds and enjoying nature.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Allyn “Gi.” She is survived by four daughters, Priscilla (James) Liebl, Patricia (Karl) Karst, Paula (Greg) Mangan and Pamela (Roald Evensen); and 13 grandchildren.
Her funeral service was held Jan. 3, at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.