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Don Oren Thornton

January 8, 1940 — December 29, 2017

Don Orren Thornton passed away December 29, 2017 in Murray, Utah.

Don was born on January 8, 1940 to Nathan and Florence Thornton. He was raised in the Burley, Idaho area where he attended school. After his graduation Don joined the Air Force where he served his country honorably. Upon returning home from the Air Force Don attended Idaho State University where he studied to become an electrician.

Don married Donna Thornton in 1975. Don and Donna had met in High School and reconnected when Don returned from his military service. They resided for their entire lives together.

In Dons early years, he loved the outdoors. He did some hunting, camping and fishing and later discovered he loved travel. He was able to travel all across the US and through his travels learned so much about history. Most of all, he was a devoted family man. Dad loved spending time with his five daughters and later his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his five daughters Dawn Capps of Colorado, Cynthia Slaugh of Wyoming, Deon Greenwood of Oregon, Kathleen Thornton of Wyoming, and Sarah Ruth of Wyoming; 15 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna; parents Nathan and Florence; and siblings Melba, Melvin and Harvey.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 West Chubbuck Road, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family under the "Tribute Wall" tab.

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