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Obituary for Bonny Kay Green Thornton

Bonny Kay (Green) Thornton, 80, was born October 20, 1942, in Jacksonville, Florida and died on June 25, 2023, in St George, Utah. She was the firstborn daughter of David A. Green and Carroll Hatch. Bonny had one younger sister Patricia Lynne Green. 

Shortly after she was born, the family moved to the Provo area where Bonny learned to play the piano and graduated from Provo High School having accompanied multiple choirs in church and school. She was the designated ward organist at the age of 15 and continued in this art form throughout her life. 
She married Gordon Max Thornton on August 23, 1962, in the Manti, UT Temple. The family moved around and lived in Richfield, UT; Provo, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Fort Dodge, Iowa; Charlottesville, VA; Hickory, NC, Schaumburg, Il; back to Las Vegas and finally to St. George, UT. 

Bonny loved her family and raised 5 boys who became Eagle Scouts and served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a loving, beautiful daughter who graduated from culinary school. 

Bonny had many talents, particularly as mentioned the piano and organ. When first married, she would accompany Gordon on his hunting and fishing trips and camped with the family throughout the years. Over the past few years, they joined a UTV trail rider’s club and saw the beautiful scenery throughout Utah. She learned to cook during her life and mastered Chinese cooking and preparing large meals for her ever-growing family. She learned to sew to the extent of making prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses and PJ’s every Christmas for the kids. She quilted and made blankets for her family, church events and those in need. What she really enjoyed was scrapbooking memories for her family. She took pictures at every event and put them in photo albums and with her daughter and daughters-in-law, excelled in the scrapbooking craze of the early 2000’s. Bonny was a competitive game player and loved to win at cards. 

Bonny served others with service and meals when in need and served for the Church in various positions, including Primary President, Young Womens organizations and Relief Society President. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP). 

She is preceded in death by her father, David A. Green and stepmother Hazel Green, her mother Carroll Hatch and stepfathers, Dean Atwood and Woodrow Eggertsen and her sister Patricia. Bonny is survived by her devoted husband Gordon Max Thornton, and 6 children; Ryan, Troy, Travis, Scott, Casey, and Cheryl (Thornton) Harden and their spouses Steve, Kerri, Monika, Sacia, Emily, and John; 24 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. 

The viewing will be held on Friday, June 30, between 9:30am and 10:45am at the Foremaster Drive LDS Chapel located at 912 S 1740 E St. George, UT. The funeral Service will be held at 11am at the same location after which she will be interred in the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George at approximately 12:30 pm, directly after the funeral service. 

Family and friends are invited to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.


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