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Obituaries

October 12, 2013

Carol Thornton

Carol Thornton, 87, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

A memorial will be held at Carol’s home on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Carol was born in Fort Worth and graduated from TCU. She has taught high school English and speech, written plays, squired her students around the state to UIL events and sprinkled in numerous trips in the U.S. and Europe. After 11 years, she decided to switch careers and she began to sculpt. She opened the Carol Thornton Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., and she had the opportunity to sculpt the founders of TCU, Addison and Randolph Clark. Carol married the love of her life, the late Judge Robert E. Thornton, and together they raised their daughter.

Survivors include daughter, Jamie Thornton; and many loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Olney Public Library, 807 W. Hamilton St., Olney, TX 76374.

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