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Obituary: J. Max Thornton

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Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Aug. 24, 2000 in Sandy, Utah.

Born Oct. 18, 1912 in Pinto, Utah to Edmund Taylor and Jenny Cox Thornton. He married LeOra Francis Hatton in Nov. 1933. She died May 6, 1980. He married Sammie Lane Gifford on June 17, 1983. Graduated from BYU in 1937, was a general contractor in Utah and Arizona. He and LeOra served a mission to the British Isles 1963-66 and a second mission in London, England with Sammie Lane 1986-88.

Survived by his wife, Sammie Lane; children, Carol Cocroft, Gail Pay, and Julie Gifford Berry; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grand-children; brother, Phil Thornton. Preceded in death by daughter, Maxine Elaine Thornton.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Aug. 26, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Draper 2nd Ward, 1617 East 12700 South, where friends may call Sat. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary.