American Veteran 08

John Charles Thornton

November 30, 1940 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 79)

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John Charles Thornton, 79, of Parker, CO passed away on September 13, 2020.  He was born in Kansas City, KS on November 30, 1940 to Edward and Frances (Hartman) Thornton.  John attended Livermore High School in Livermore, CA, and went on to join the US Navy.   He was in the cooling industry and worked as a radiator designer for large machinery.  John was quite a boating enthusiast, a Maritime Modeler, woodwork sculptor; enjoying drawing, painting, and gardening as well.

He married Madelynne Gardiner Thornton on September 8, 1962 in Long Beach California.  During the course of his Navy work, he completed three tours to Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.  He also served aboard the USS Prairie Ad 15, and the USS Cowell Dd 547.  John served in the US NAVY from 1958-1962.

Survivors include his wife of 58 happy years to Madelynne Gardiner Thornton of Parker, CO, his son Jeff (Saundra) Thornton of Elizabeth, CO, his son Steven Thornton of Paxton, VT, his grandson Ryan Thornton and girlfriend Michelle of Simla, CO, granddaughter Jessica (Kyle) Scott of Elizabeth, CO, granddaughter Amber Thornton of Salesburg, VT, grandson Jon Thornton and girlfriend Allie of Branden, VT, and great-grandchildren Kylie, McKenna and Blake Scott of Elizabeth, CO.

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