AUDREY LEAH (MCLELLAN) THORNTON
She held leadership positions in numerous organizations; local, state and national teacher associations, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Alpha State. She was also an active member of the Union Evangelical Church, having served many years as a deaconess and on many various committees. Audrey lived her life with grace, dignity, and faith. She was very thankful for her busy and full life as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, aunt, teacher, and friend. She became the loving and devoted wife of Vaughn Thornton in 1941. This union produced four sons and a daughter whom she dearly loved.
Besides her husband of Greenville, she is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife, Judith of Greenville Jct., and Greg and his wife, Jayne of Falmouth; a daughter, Robin of Greenville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren whom she cherished deeply, Michael II and his wife, Jackie of N. Waterboro, Mitchell and his wife, Vanessa of GA, Nicholas and Elizabeth of Portland, Stefanie of Greenville, and Kristin and Casey of N. Waterboro; also many nieces and nephews, who were very special to her. Audrey was predeceased by an infant son, a son, Jeffrey, and a brother, Roger McLellan.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 11 am to 12 pm Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Union Evangelical Church in Greenville where a memorial service will be held at 12 pm with the Rev. Dr. Robert Veon officiating. Those who wish to remember Audrey with a contribution may donate to the Jeffrey B. Thornton Scholarship Fund at the Greenville High School, P.O. Box 100, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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