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Thornburg, Janet Marie

July 24, 1949 –
 October 16, 2021


    Phyllis Tucker
    22 Oct 2021

    A beautiful picture and a loving tribute to Janet. She will definitely be missed by many. My thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love to you all Phyllis Tucker.

    Tish and Jonathan Maedche
    22 Oct 2021

    Jon, Tony, Kara and Kelli!
    I worked with Janet @ BCBSTX. She was so optimistic and positive. Always an advocate for doing the right thing, wether for the company or the provider or the patient.
    I respected her so much. And enjoyed all the lunches we shared.
    Jonathan and I pray for God’s loving arms surround you in peace!

    Larry and Sandi Mercer
    22 Oct 2021

    Jon, your memories for you and the kids will last, of a wife and mother who loved her husband and children & grandchildren and who served her community as a great care-giver. What a cherished and great legacy.
    Love you,
    Larry and Sandi
    We will send a donation to Lewy Body Dementia Association

    Loretta Onwu
    22 Oct 2021

    Janet was a wonderful woman of faith so loving, caring and always smiles. I am going to miss her.

    Jerry and Jane
    22 Oct 2021

    Jon and family,
    Our deepest sympathy. May the memories of Janet . . . of happy times, of joyful times, of hearty laughter, and caring words help you through this sorrowful time. Our love to all of you. 1 Corinthians 15:54, 57

    Debbie & Terry Green
    23 Oct 2021

    Janet will be missed by all who knew her.

    Lily Doan
    24 Oct 2021

    Sorry for your lost! My condolence and prayers to Janet Thornburg’s family, Jon, and your loved ones.
    Hair Stylist Lily

    Nancy Hamer
    24 Oct 2021

    Janet was a great friend whom we will truly miss. Sending love and strength to Jon and family during this difficult time.

    Love & Hugs
    Gary & Nancy

    Nancy & Gary
    24 Oct 2021

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Janet. She was a great friend who we will truly miss. Our thoughts and prayers to Jon and family during this difficult time.
    Love & Hugs
    Gary and Nancy ❤️

    Cathy & Dave Dalton
    25 Oct 2021

    So sorry for this great loss. So many fun memories of Janet that we all spent together over the years. The cruise, the mystery western dress up party at your house, Womens retreat at Texoma, floating down the Como river, being out at the lake, the Winery and so much more. She loved life and it loved her. Love and God’s comfort to the family,
    Cathy & Dave

    The Ashburns
    30 Oct 2021

    Sending our love and prayers to the Thornburg Family. We are praying for peace and comfort in this time of need. May God grant you the strength to get thru this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences.
    Adela and Michael Ashburn

    Steve & Jeanne Koch
    1 Nov 2021

    Jeanne and I wish to convey our sincerest and heartfelt emotions on the loss of your Janet who was not only a wife and best friend but, mother, sister, a grandmother as well as friend to many as her life, heart and soul brought kindness and forever memories to others. Janet is now a treasure as when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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