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George Maurice Thornton, age 72, died on September 25, 1992 after a long illness at the home of his son in Mission Veijo, California.

Born on September 19, 1920 in Idaho Falls, Idaho a fourth son of Charles Victor Thornton and Winnie May Fitts Thornton. Married Pearl Louise Draper August 31, 1941 in Salt Lake City. Attended Forest Elementary, Irving Junior High and South High Schools. He worked for Christensen Machine from January 1942 until June 10,1944 when he entered the Army during World War II for the service of his country. He served in the South Pacific and was involved in fighting in the Philippine Islands returning home in January of 1946. He went into business with his brother Wayne and his mother, later to be known as Thornton Plastic Company. Retiring because of poor health in 1977.George is survived by his wife of 51 years; son Stephen and his wife, Coleen Thornton, Mission Veijo, California; daughters Joyce and husband, Benjamin Brown, Salt Lake City; Diane and husband, Wayne Everett, Midvale; Linda and husband, Richard Freer, Kaysville; four granddaughters; seven grandsons; one great granddaughter; five great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews; brothers, C. Victor

Thornton; W. Lloyd Thornton, both of Forth Worth, Texas; and T. Wayne Thornton, Salt Lake City.


Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday October 1, 1992 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

If you wish, you may send contributions to Hogal Zoo in George's name.

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