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In Memory of

Catherine Lois Thornton

October 12, 1950 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Catherine Lois (Granz) Thornton, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Cathie grew up in Fresno, CA attending Jackson Elementary School, Longfellow Junior High School and graduating from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1968. She grew up on Huntington Blvd. enjoying numerous neighborhood gatherings, and spending the month of August every summer at Seabright. There was a special summer of 1959 when the family spent it in Yosemite Valley.

She married her first husband, Joseph Donnelly, with whom she had two children, Heather and...

Catherine Lois (Granz) Thornton, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Cathie grew up in Fresno, CA attending Jackson Elementary School, Longfellow Junior High School and graduating from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1968. She grew up on Huntington Blvd. enjoying numerous neighborhood gatherings, and spending the month of August every summer at Seabright. There was a special summer of 1959 when the family spent it in Yosemite Valley.

She married her first husband, Joseph Donnelly, with whom she had two children, Heather and Kevin.

She later worked for the Kern County Department of Social Services for ten years, in the Fraud Detection Department until the MS forced her to retire.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Virginia Granz; and her son, Kevin Donnelly.

Cathie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Stephen Borso; grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, and Daphne Borso; her brother and brother-in-law, Donald Granz, and Andy Munoz; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Bill White; her niece, Casaundra White; and nephew, Christopher White.

A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, 201 N. Teilman Ave., Fresno, CA 93706, where she will be buried next to her father on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.