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Donald Eugene Thurston

September 16, 1926 — November 2, 2022

El Paso


Donald Thurston, 96, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2022. A native of Illinois, he was a World War II combat veteran and went on to serve 20 years in the Army. After retirement Donald worked for Raytheon at White Sands Missile Range for 6 years. He then started Best TV, a successful business which he sold before starting a 20-year career as an Electronics Instructor at El Paso Community College, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church for many years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosina Thurston; daughter Susan Baker of Marysville, California; sons John and Joseph Thurston of Houston, Texas and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Special thanks to the staff at the White Acres Memory Care unit for their years of loving care.

Graveside Service will be held at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Monday, November 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM where he will be laid to rest with Military Honors. Please visit online registry at

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906

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