Jacqueline J. Thornton, age 86, of Everett, passed away at Sunrise View Convalescent Center in Everett on Friday, April 25, 2014.
Jacque was born in San Francisco, CA, on December 13, 1927, to Charles R. Nelson and Pearl (Reed) Nelson. She lived in the Bay Area and Medford, OR, where she met her husband, Denver E. Thornton. They were married in Medford in February 1946. The couple lived in Kansas City, MO, for a few years and then headed for the Seattle area. Both were employed with Boeing for many years, and retired in 1983 to live in Sun City, AZ. They belonged to the Gyros Club. They enjoyed boating in the San Juans and golfing.
Jacque is survived by her son, Denver “Pat” Thornton (Suzanne) of Lynnwood and two daughters, Denise Wartenbe (Robert) of Boise, ID and Mira Christianson (Russell) of Freeland; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Denver E. Thornton in 2005 and by a daughter, Nancy Dunlap in 1996.
Services private and interment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s/Dementia Research through the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, or www.alz.org. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.
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