Youth groups and young people’s class and Vacation Bible School kept busy in the 50’s and 60’s. Mary was at the center of it all, behind the piano and in front of the kids.
Watson forgot Mary’s ashes for her memorial service. So he said goodbye to her alone, at home. Her response was beautiful.
Unforgettable things about Mary.
The loss of Susan Wesley brought sadness to our family. Mom felt her grief decades later but never lost her faith.
Mary is gone now but her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to remember her and dad. Music, laughter and love continue to the new generations.
Uproarious laughter has become synonymous with the Thornton women…largely because of Mary’s love of life. Meet the Wheezers.
10 Thornton kids and how they grew. Mary provides a model of love and some criticism.