Katherine P. Thornton

Katherine P. Thornton passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was the wife of the late James R. “Ronnie” Thornton. A native of Northern, LA. Mrs. Thornton spent most of her life in St. Bernard where she worked in the St. Bernard Parish School system. She touched numerous lives for over 30 years throughout her career. She also put in countless hours of volunteer work in the school system. She served as teacher, counselor, and vice-principal at N.P. Trist Middle and Principal of Carolyn Park Elementary. She volunteered most recently at Joseph Davies Elementary School. She relocated to her beautiful farm home near McComb, MS after Hurricane Katrina. Loving mother of Ann Janette Barrios and her spouse Donald Barrios, April Dembrun and James Ray Thornton. Grandmother to Danielle Blanchard, Matthew Blanchard, Jared Dembrun, Chase Dembrun, Ayla Thornton, Brian Barrios, Daniel Barrios (Nikki), Steven Barrios and Eric Barrios. Great-grandmother to Natalie Barrios. Relatives and friends attended visitations held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home in Chalmette, LA on June 23, 2014 and June 24, 2014 at Salem Church in Eros, LA.; followed by a funeral service. Katherine was laid to rest in Salem Cemetery. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com

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