Ellen Goulding Thornton
- March 18, 1922 - November 2, 2011
- Bowling Green, Virginia
of Ellen's Passing
Milford Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 96
Milford, VA 22514
Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 621
Bowling Green, VA 22427
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“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of the best 1st Grade Teacher ever. I have fond memories of Ms. Thornton. She always asked my Mom about me...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Rev. Jeanetta L. Lee - Richmond, VA
“Miss Thornton, was my neighbor for 22 years, She was my 1st Grade Teacher. Miss Thornton kept up with me all my life through my family and her...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: lynn carter - Wilson ., NC
“Ellen, was a dear friend to my family as long as I can remember. She was also my 1st grade teacher and neighbor during my early years. My condolences...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Blatt - Hudgins, VA - Friend
“What a special person Miss Thornton was. I will always hold in my memories the sled rides down the hill the bon fires.She was and always will be a...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: P.Martin Squires - NC
“I enjoyed everyday Ellen came in. she was my one favorites. she will be missed every friday. we shared many talks. she has watched my child grow and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Anna D. Swink - bowling green, VA
“My memories first come with Ellen visiting my Grandmother in Richmond, we shared many good times there in the kitchen. When my Gradmother, Mary...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Blackburn Hansen - VA
“rest in peace.
7 of 17 | Posted by: dot and william upshaw
“you will be missed
8 of 17 | Posted by: bessie tribble - friend
“Ellen was such a beautiful lady and one of the greatest teachers of all times. She leaves such a legacy to her former students. She taught my...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Ryan Carter - Blackstone, VA
“Miss Thornton was my first grade school teacher. I remember my first day in her class very clearly. In recent years it was delightful to meet her...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Woodward
“I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON,SHE WAS MY TEACHER,WHEN I WAS IN B GREEN,SHE FOUND ME YEARS BACK AND GAVE ME A POEM I HAD WROTE IN HER...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: JERRY ANN (HALEY)KERNS - VA
“Miss Thornton was one of the first customer's to welcome me to the Bowling Green Branch of Union First Market Bank when I started working there two...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tanya Sumbry - Milford, VA
“To all of Ellen's family,
Ellen has always been a part of my life. I loved going to visit her "up on the hill" and sledding down the hill. ...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Blatt Binter - Moorestown, NJ
“Miss Thornton taught my father, my brother Paul and me. She was an excellent teacher and just a dear, sweet person. She will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Caitlin Duke - Greensboro, NC
“Ms. Thornton was a dear lady and a special friend.
15 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Farmer - Glen Allen, VA
“Ellen was a dear friend and I will miss her very much.
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dal Mallory - VA
“Ellen was a wonderful lady, loved by all who knew her (and that is saying something because just about everyone in Caroline knew her) who will be...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Christopher T. Farrar - Richmond, VA
Ellen Goulding Thornton, 89, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Born in Milford, she was a member of the Beta Eta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, local chapter of the Salvation Army, Town and Country Woman's Club, and a volunteer with the Red Cross Bloodmobile and Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a lifelong member of Milford Presbyterian Church, where she had taught the women's Bible class. She taught in public schools for 45 years, four years in Fairfax County and 41 years in Caroline County.
Survivors include a sister, Virginia T. Olsen; a brother, Edward G. Thornton, III and his wife, Louise G. Thornton; two nephews, Edward G. Thornton IV and his wife, Janet H. Thornton and William G. Thornton and his wife, Linda R. Thornton; a niece, Lou T. Brent and her husband, Jerry Brent; two great nieces, Jennifer T. Farrar and her husband, Chris and Stefanie A. Thornton; a great-nephew, Will Thornton; and three great-great nephews, Aidan M. Huff, Nolan T. Huff and Christopher E. Farrar. The family would to express their thanks to Betty Schools for being a very special friend and caregiver.
A graveside service will be at 2 PM Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. Bob Knox officiating.
Miss Thornton requests there be no flowers, but make memorial contributions to Milford Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 96, Milford, VA. 22514, Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 621, Bowling Green, VA. 22427 or Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 161, Bowling Green, VA. 22427.