Donald R. Thornton "Don't wake us without our coffee"

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Donald Ray Thornton passed on to a better life on March 22, 1011. He was born February 25, 1936 in Salem, OR, and married Karla Spencer in Salmon, OR; she died. Don served in the US Military during the Korean War, serving from 1954 until he retired from the Navy in 1976. Don created leather work, and teased his kids by never letting them know who was going to get the finished item! His happiest times were spent with his wife, Karla on their property in Duchesne. We know Don can now ride the seven seas, and stop off often to pick asparagus along the river with Karla, and even haul rocks so she can finish building her fence. He will be remembered with love by his family. Don is survived by his children, Danna (Paul) Merchand, Jodi (Eric) Nelson, Mikal (Joan) Thornton, Mitchel Thornton, Boyd Nelson, Sherry (Jed) Jenson, and Ronnette Knight; grandchildren, Misty, Sunni, Nikole, Joseph, Matthew, Riane, Keith, Deverie, Jennifer, Stefani, Tony, Shawn, Kristen, Derek, Patience, Shelby, Jacklyn, and Angela; great grandchildren, Jaimee, Conner, Madelyn, Samantha, Ciera, Tek, Kyler, Lily, Joseph, Michael, Savannah, Piper, and Bailey. A gathering will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S., Magna. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd. Online condolences:

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