Activist Alison Thorne Dies at 90

Activist Alison Thorne Dies at 90

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Cache Valley activist Alison Thorne has died at 90.

She died Saturday in Logan of complications from surgery to remove an intestinal blockage.

Thorne's causes included women's rights, education reform, environmental protection, the war on poverty and the peace movement.

She helped start the U-S-U's Women's Center and Women's Studies Program, was founder of the Cache League of Women Voters and was co-founder of the Northern Utah Community Action Program.

She served on the Logan City School Board for 12 years, including four as president, and also was on the Utah School Boards Association Board of Directors.

She was a member of the Cache Migrant Council, served on the Cache County Water Advisory Board into her 80s, and just weeks prior to her death, she was concerned about getting other residents of the Terrace Grove assisted-living center to vote.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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