Elliott ”Newt” George Thornton

01/25/1918 — 11/19/2007

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Bridgeport, Washington

Elliott ”Newt” George Thornton

Newt. G. Thornton, age 89, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Nov. 19, 2007. He spent his last 10 months at Hawthorne Court Retirement Center in Kennewick, WA.

Newt was born Jan. 25, 1918 in Bridgeport, WA to George and Myrtle Thornton. He worked at Grand Coulee Dam at age 15. He also worked on Chief Joseph Dam. He worked at the Shipyards in Tacoma, WA during WWII as a welder. When the Columbia Basin Project first started, he began farming near Moses Lake, WA, where he farmed for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, George and Myrtle Thornton; two brothers, Joe and Charlie; one sister, Vesta Young; three wives, Pearl, Ester and Mary Pearl being the mother of his children; daughter, Donna Mae; grandson, Wayne Brown; great-grandson, Ridge Parsley.

He is survived by two daughters, Bev Larry Finney of Pasco, WA, Wanda Bud Jackson of East Wenatchee, WA; five grandkids: Kim Marchmonte, Mike Callé Finney, Tammy Parsley, Kari Fabian Barela, Lisa Eric Peterson; thirteen great-grandkids and one great-great-grandson. Also, Joe Jan Thornton, who is a very special nephew, of Moses Lake, WA.

Dad served and loved the Lord all his life and supported both Assembly of God churches in Moses Lake, WA and the last year World Life Christian Center in Kennewick, WA.

The funeral service will be held at Open Heaven Christian Center, 1104 W. Yakima St., Pasco, WA on Friday, Nov. 23rd at 2:00 PM, reception to follow. Interment will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 24th at Evergreen Memorial Park, 1301 NE 10th St., East Wenatchee, WA.

Dad, I know you’re having a great time singing and dancing with mom and the angels. See you in Heaven. Love, Bev and Wanda

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  • To the Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I have often found comfort from reflelecting on what is written at John 5:28,29. I sincerely hope this thought will bring a measure of comfort and hope to your family.

    November 4, 2014
    Baltimore, MD, US
  • Dad: I will miss you and all your stories. I know you are in a better place and I know I will see you and Mom again in Heaven. I Love You! Bev

    November 4, 2014
  • We think of the many years knowing your Dad and his lovely wives. He and Esther helped in the church in Warden when we were over there, also. They were the only ones who came for a work night besides us. I’m sure they were doing it for the Lord. May we all be inspired by his faith–we loved to hear him tell his stories. God bless you all.

    Howard & Eunice Rohlinger
    November 4, 2014
    Moses, Lake, WA, US
  • I knew Newt when I rented his farm during the early 1980s. I really enjoyed our many conversations over the years.

    Newt was always fair and honest with me in our dealings.

    He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Tom Elder
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US