Marye Thornby

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Marye Flowers Thornby was born November 30, 1940, in Marshall, Texas, and passed away June 17, 2016, in Conroe, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John I. Thornby; her father, Fred W. Flowers; and her niece, Jane Rene Hesson.

She is survived by her mother, Earlene Flowers of Marshall; sisters, Jane Ruth Cox of Copperas Cove and Freida Jackson of Waco; children, Julie Jeter Benich and husband Tony of Conroe, Lisa Carole Garrett and husband Gavin of Slidell, Louisiana, and James Christopher Jeter of Willis; grandchildren, Amanda Shaw, Matthew Vesel, Megan Garrett, Chet Garrett, Madison Jeter, Justin Jeter, and Julia Sieck; great-grandsons, Nate Shaw and Ian Shaw; niece, Matilda Jackson; nephews, Randy Cox and Russ Cox; and friend Jerry Thomas.

Marye graduated from Marshall High School in 1959 and was voted Most Beautiful in her senior class. She was on the yearbook staff and was a member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls Assembly No. 195 in Marshall where she attained the office of Worthy Advisor. Marye attended the University of Texas.

She married James Guidry Jeter on September 17, 1960, at Summit United Methodist Church in Marshall and they had three children. James was in the oil and gas industry, and they lived in San Antonio, Houston, and Thibodaux, Louisiana, before settling in Conroe in 1974. She later married Dr. John I. Thornby and continued to live in Conroe.

Marye was active in the Coushatti Trace Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for many years. She had previously been active on the Forest Hills Subdivision Board and in the Forest Hills Garden Club. She also helped start Holly Days at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County.

Marye had many friends and loved to entertain. Every holiday was an event. She was always busy working in her beautiful yard or playing in the pool with her grandchildren when they visited.

Funeral services will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at Forest Park The Woodlands on Tuesday, June 21st from 4 to 8 p.m.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff and care partners of Village Green Alzheimer's Care Home for the extraordinarily compassionate and loving care that they provided.

Donations in memory of Marye may be made to the Coushatti Trace Chapter DAR, Willis High School Scholarship Fund, 2003 Timberlane St., Conroe, TX 77301.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from June 19 to July 2, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
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