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Thora Rodello Hunter

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Thora Rodello Hunter, American writer. Recipient seven awards for wildlife books and pamphlets, Pen Women, 1963. President Forest School Parent-Teachers Association, Salt Lake City, 1953-1955; chairman Mother's March, Salt Lake City, 1956.

Background

Hunter, Thora Rodello was born on March 23, 1920 in Provo, Utah, United States. Daughter of Thomas Rollo Hicken and Venus Deon (Harris) Tripp.

Education

Student, University Utah, 1956.

Career

Editorial staff Utah Fish & Game Magazine, Salt Lake City, 1957-1958, editorial assistant, 1958-1959, associate editor, editor, 1959-1965. Lecturer various organizations and locations, 1965-1988. Workshop leader Creative Writing Groups, various locations, 1981-1988.

Columnist newspaper Jackson Hole Guide and Exponent World War II.

Works

Membership

President Forest School Parent-Teachers Association, Salt Lake City, 1953-1955. Chairman Mother's March, Salt Lake City, 1956.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, teaching, gardening, doll making.

Connections

Married Ross A. Hunter, January 27, 1939 (divorced 1964). Children: Sally Hunter Wenzler, Ann, Barbara Hunter Ballingham. Married Frank James Calkins, September 7, 1965 (divorced August 1981).

father:
Thomas Rollo Hicken Tripp

mother:
Venus Deon (Harris) Tripp

spouses:
Ross A. Hunter

Frank James Calkins

children:
Sally Hunter Wenzler Hunter

Ann Hunter

Barbara Hunter Ballingham Hunter