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Donald Merritt Thornhill

September 19, 1932 ~ September 4, 2018 (age 85)

Donald Merritt Thornhill 85, of American Falls, passed away on September 4, 2018 at home with loved ones by his side.


As per his wishes there will be no services, he wanted to keep it short and to the point in true Merritt fashion


Merritt was born in American Falls to M.K. “Buster” and Josephine Thornhill on September 19,1932.  He attended school in American Falls.  He married Shirley Goddard on May 8, 1952 in American Falls.  He owned and operated Indian Springs Natatorium for over 50 years.


Merritt is preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother James Keith Thornhill.

Merritt is survived by: an Aunt Lois Herr, Sister-in-law Karen Thornhill, 2 daughters: Jami Lee (Pat) Shanahan, Jeddi Sue (Ron) Wagstaff, 5 grandchildren: Ryan (Jamie) Shanahan, Lucinda (Kasey) Poulson, Michael (Miriam) Shanahan, Jimmy (LettiJo) Wagstaff, Xana Wagstaff (Doug)

9 great grandchildren: Haiden, Konley, Senika, Memo, Adakai, Jacy, Maizy, Tripp, and Branch. He also leaves behind his beloveded dog Fitch, and too many friends, family and loved ones to mention.


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