May 30, 2005
Vernon Leonard Thornton Vernon Leonard Thornton, 76, died at home in Moores Valley, OR, of a brain tumor May 13. The son of Robert Baird and Marjorie Bell Thornton, he was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Payette, ID. The family moved to Moores Valley, west of Yamhill in 1932. Thornton graduated from Yamhill High School in 1947. April 12, 1958, he married Nancy Withers. Except for his service in the army (1953-55), Vern lived and r...

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