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Carolyn A. Thornburg, 74, of Watseka

Carolyn A. Thornburg, 74, of Watseka passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at her home. She was born on November 4, 1947 in Watseka, a daughter of William L. and Barbara (Hurt) Thornburg. Carolyn married Victoria Goller in Watseka on October 21, 2014 and she survives. Carolyn is also survived by two sisters, Bonnie Thornburg of Watseka and Donna (Greg) Crouch of Milford; two nieces, Darci Thordarson and Danielle (Ross) Huntley; one nephew, Dustin McCullough; three grand nieces; and two grand nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Howard Hillary; one brother, Robert Thornburg; and one half sister, Sarah Stimpson.

Carolyn was a Third Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. She was a medical technologist for thirty years at the Danville VA. Carolyn worked as an insurance accounting associate in Dallas, Texas for twenty years. She was a member of the Women’s Bowling Association. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Carolyn enjoyed playing computer games and playing cards with her family and friends.

A Memorial Service for Carolyn will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with Roy Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one-hour prior beginning at 1:00 p.m. also at the Baier Funeral Home. Military rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County V.F.W. Post #7450.

Memorials may be given to the American Kidney Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

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