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Ann Thorn

April 24, 1950 — October 5, 2023

Portland

Ann Thorn

Dr. Ann S Thorn, 73, of Portland Texas passed away on October 5, 2023.  Ann was born on April 24, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA to Leo Jay Vernon and Anne Marie Sudell. She was the oldest of eleven and mother of six.

Ann is survived by her six Children: Ann Marie (Joe), Michael Joseph (Felicia), Timothy Patrick (Charlene), Patricia Jane, Andrew Jay, and Mary Elizabeth (Shane) and sixteen grandchildren: Alyssa Marie, Caylee Anne, Jose Christopher, Michael Christopher, Jenna Nicole, Sean Patrick, Brigid Ann, Jay Kenneth Peter, Theresa Anne, Elizabeth Grace, Madelyn Rose, Lillian Hope, Erin Bailey, Andrew Nolan, Isabella Ann, and Eduardo III (Trae).

Ann leaves behind six brothers and sisters William, Barbara, Jane, Charles, Patrick, and Mary and was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings Marian, Diane, Jay, and Tom.

She was an amazing teacher, starting at the young age of fourteen as a home schoolteacher for her brothers and sisters. She was the editor of the Orange Grove Tribune, Business Owner, and College Graduate though her PHD in Education.  Ann was a Tenured Professor for over 20 years in Computer Science at Del Mar College.  She touched and sculpted many lives as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, professor and friend.

Ann was a strong Irish Catholic woman who adored her family and heritage. She always said her greatest accomplishment was giving birth to her 6 children. She could tell countless stories of the family history. Music always surrounded her; she loved Texas Country and good old Irish fight songs.  Her mind was so strong and she loved sharing her knowledge and experiences.  She was graceful and pious.  Always ready to help when ever needed.  Her smile and laughter were contagious and always changed the energy of the room. She will be missed but never forgotten.

A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2023 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Corpus Christi with a mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. A eulogy and slideshow will be shown at 12:00 p.m. in the Reception Hall. There will also be a Celebration of Life beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 Tanchua St.

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. May you be two days in heaven before the devil knows your gone.”

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Winsteads’ Funeral Home. (361) 643-6564 www.winsteadsfuneralhome.com

 
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Rosary

Friday, October 20, 2023

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Mass

Friday, October 20, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

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Eulogy and Slideshow

Friday, October 20, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 20, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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