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Calvin Charles "Chic" Thornton
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1929
Death: Apr. 14, 1999

The Salt Lake Tribune
April 18, 1999
page C9

Calvin Charles "Chic" Thornton passed away April 14, 1999, after a wonderful life, due to complications from heart surgery.

Calvin was born in Midvale, Utah on January 14, 1929, to Grace Greenwood and Charles William Thornton. Calvin married Myrna Lee Dowding on Aug. 26, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple. Following Myrna Lee's death in July 1980, Calvin married Bonnie Jule Parris in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 24, 1982. Calvin's life was one of service to his fellow men. He served in the Army and Air Force during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed his duty in Alaska. He enjoyed working with his father--and later cultivated the business into the now third-generation Thornton Plumbing & Heating.

He loved and appreciated the outdoors. He was an avid skier, hiker and biker. He possessed a special ability to make friends. He was loved by all who knew him. He never tolerated or spoke an unkind word about others. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His favorite times were those spent with others. "Go into the mountains--for your soul needs it, and your body, too."

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; six children, Clay (Tami) Thornton, Cathy (Dan) Davis, Jane (Charlie) Dunning, Ellen (Ken) Barney, Tanya (Tony) Sutton, Tricia (Klint) Ashby; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Lucille Jewkes, Carol Jewkes, LaVon Thornton, and Emma Jane Nelson. Preceded in death by Myrna Lee Thornton, and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, April 20, at the Midvale East First Ward Chapel, 240 East 7570 South. Friends may call Monday evening at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Midvale City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Texas Heart Institute or the American Heart Association. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles William Thornton (1897 - 1959)
  Grace Greenwood Thornton (1901 - 1994)
 
 Sibling:
  Carol Jean Thornton Jewkes (1925 - 2006)*
  Calvin Charles Thornton (1929 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Midvale City Cemetery
Midvale
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: Mar 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18506330
Calvin Charles Chic Thornton
Added by: Burt
 
Calvin Charles Chic Thornton
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