Sumpter, Oregon

Marcia A. Thornton, 67, of Sumpter, a Baker County native, died March 19, 2001, at her home.

Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McEwen Bible Fellowship. Pastor Bill Cox of the church will officiate.

Mrs. Thornton was born on Nov. 14, 1933, at Baker City to Alice and George Carver. She attended schools in Baker, Hermiston and Walla Walla, Wash. She was a 1951 Baker High School graduate.

She married Norman Charles Thornton on Dec. 1, 1950, at Pasco, Wash. They lived in Baker City and had homes in Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Colorado and Oregon. Her favorite home was in Sumpter where she and her husband moved after retirement.

She loved auctions and was an avid antique collector specializing in old and rare bottles. She became an accomplished painter and loved crafts. She also loved the mountains, deserts and the ocean. She volunteered her time for many functions.

Survivors include her husband, Norm, of 50 years; her son, Michael William Thornton and his wife, Susan, of Richland, Wash.; a grandson, Kelly Franklin Thornton; her brother, William Amos Carver and his wife, Sue, of Tigard; and many cousins living in the Baker City area.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor