Charles Thornburg

Obituary of Charles Thornburg

Charles (Pete) Thornburg passed away in Albuquerque, NM on November 4th, 2021 at the age of 93. 

Pete proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

He  was one of seven children from  Winchester, Indiana.  He lived in many places but eventually  moved to Albuquerque, NM.  He had a long career with General Electric as an inspector where he was  well respected.

Pete was also an avid sports fan who loved watching and playing sports. He was a competitive  golfer and also loved  watching golf on TV. His love of sports included basketball, football,  car racing (Nascar, Indy car),  bowling and horseshoes. If sports was on TV he was watching!! He also enjoyed playing the ponies down at the track and was pretty good at it.

He was a long time member of the Moose Lodge where he loved to socialize and enjoyed  dancing with his wife Connie.  They shared the love of camping in the RV with the Elks members up at Apple Valley in the  summertime where  they played horse shoes, BBQ'd and played cards and told jokes!

Pete was always one you could call on when in need and was always happy to lend a helping hand.  

We will all definitely miss his home grown tomatoes every summer too! 

He will be missed by  his many friends and  family members. 

Pete was preceded in death by all his six siblings,  his wife Connie Thornburg, stepson Raymond Perez.  He is survived  by : his daugher Cathy Bentz,  daughter Bambi Clark,  daughter  Susanna Gregory,  stepson Gregory Perez and wife Tina Perez, stepson Lewis "Clay" McMahan and daugher-in-law Diane Perez. Grandchildren:  Matthew Bentz, Marisa Bentz,  Stefan Perez and wife Jessica,  Lauren Hernadez and husband Jario, Jensen Garcia  and  Robert Goddard,  Chase  Perez and  Allysa, Shelby Perez,  Jade Perez and Brandon, sister-in-law Teresa Carillo, brother-in-law Ricky Espinosa and wife Alice. Also many nieces and nephews as well as many many great grandchildren.   

We, the family, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness and sympathy that continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow.

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