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MISSION - Geraldine (Jerry) Welch Thornton passed away on April 21. Jerry was born in Gadsden, Tennessee on October 5, 1922, the third of seven children born to James and Rosebud Welch. She moved to the Valley in 1927.
She is survived by her children, Walter Brent Thornton, Jan Brashear, John Thornton and Ted Thornton. She is also survived by one sister, Elizabeth Doyle and one brother, William Welch and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, W.B. "Dub" Thorton, Jr., precedes her in death.
A memorial service was held Thursday, April 25 at Kreidler Funeral Home.
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