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LORRAINE MARIE THORNTON, age 93, of Rogue River, Oregon died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, OR. She was born to Godfrey and Marie Valley on August 20, 1925, in Menominee, Michigan. Lorraine married her high school sweetheart, William P. Thornton on September 2, 1943. They raised a family in Menominee where she was a full-time Mom, a talented seamstress an avid reader and an artist. They were very active in the First United Methodist Church. They moved to Ontario, CA in 1978. Upon the death of her husband in 1987, she moved to Boulder, CO. Then in 1992, she moved to Rogue River, OR where she attended Hope Presbyterian Church and continued her love of art and reading. She is survived by her sister, Grace Chatham, of Show Low, AZ and her children, Colleen Thornton of Longmont CO; her son, Dan, and daughter-in-law Diane both of Ontario, CA; and daughter-in-law, Karen Thornton of Rogue River, OR. She was preceded in death by her son, William H. Thornton. Lorraine will be buried with her husband, William, in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.
























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