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Albert N. Thornberry, age 86, long time Tucumcari, NM, resident, passed away in Lubbock, TX, on Thursday, December 31, 2009.
 Albert Thornberry was born January 15, 1923, in Valleyhead, AL, to Franklin Thurman and Nancy Alice Bunnell Thornberry. He served his country during WWII in the United States Air Force. He had been an active member of the First Christian Church in Tucumcari and had taught Sunday School there since 1954. He was a past Grand Master of the Tucumcari Masonic Lodge AF & AM 27.  Many years ago, he was instrumental in helping establish the Quay Schools Federal Credit Union.
He was an educator in the Tucumcari Public School System for 31 years  teaching the 6th grade and getting the students interested in sports. He retired from the school system  a number of years ago after serving as principal.
 Surviving Albert Thornberry is his daughter, Nancy Grant and husband, Ernest of Artesia, NM; two granddaughters, Melissa Grant of Albuquerque, NM, and Rebecca Grant and husband, Robert Hullett of Edgewood, NM; great grandchildren, Aidan Grant and Ethan Hullett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Thornberry on December 23, 2008; 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
 Services celebrating his life will be on Friday January 8, 2010, beginning at 10:00 AM in the Dunn Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family requests that donations be made to the Quay Schools Federal Credit Union at 523 South 2nd Street, Tucumcari,  NM, to the scholarship fund set up in memory of Albert Thornberry.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM 88401,  575-461-3815.
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