Rose Garland Thornton

June 30, 1919 - April 26, 2014

Rose Garland Thornton

June 30, 1919 - April 26, 2014

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Obituary for Rose Garland Thornton


Rose Garland Thornton
Rose Garland Thornton, 94, a resident of Grosse Pointe Shores since 1952, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014.
She served on the Grosse Pointe Shores Village Council from 1987 to 2008 and served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2003 to 2008. She was Grosse Pointe Shores’ longest-serving elected official and the first female Mayor Pro-Tem. She was a recipient of the Grosse Pointe Shores President’s Award.
Mrs. Thornton was born in 1919 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, and raised in Beausejour, Manitoba. She came to Detroit as a young woman and met Harry G. Garland whom she married in 1945. The couple had three children, Harry, Judy, and Carol. She was predeceased by Mr. Garland. She also was predeceased by her second husband, Judge Thomas P. Thornton.
She is survived by her children, Harry, Judy and Carol; grandchildren, Eva Rose, Harry, Brad and Ken; and great-grandchildren, Mary and Allison Rose. She also is survived by her brothers, Joseph and Theodore.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48236.

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