John Edward Thornton, 93, of Pleasant Grove died Friday, September 25, 1998, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

He was born October 23, 1904 in Manti, Utah to John Thomas and Susannah Mackey Thornton. He married Alberta Lewis September 4, 1931. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She died January 12, 1992. He was an active member of the LDS Church.He is survived by two daughters and one son: Cherril (Lenn) Garner of Heyburn, Idaho; Jackie (Lester) Brady, Hal J. (Alice) Thornton, and a daughter-in-law, Marie Thornton, all of Pleasant Grove; 17 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and numerous great great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include a sister, Mae Hansen and two brothers, Roy Thornton and Walter (Luella) Thornton. He was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Thornton, his parents, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Orchard Ward Chapel, 275 East 500 South, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.

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