Margaret "Katie" Purcell Thornhill

Profile Updated: April 18, 2018
Residing In: Carrollton, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Reggie
Occupation: Retired - Voluneeter with Carrollton Citizens Patrol
Children: Tara Ann, born 1976

Kayla Ann, 20 born January 1998
Austin Daniel, 10 More…born December 2007
Gavin, Mark, Bree and Kalieb

Ballroom dancing

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Posted on: Feb 06, 2017 at 3:09 AM

Back by request.
I posted this photo when our site was new.
After the reunion, I deleted all of my profile photos to post your photos from the reunion.
Many say they miss this.
To paraphrase what I think I wrote many months ago;
This is a photo taken in the Santa Barbara area.
It was used during Stefanie Canright's memorial along with Tom Petty's song and this line, "You Belong Among the Wildflowers".
I posted it for obvious reasons. It's beautiful and breath taking. She was a beautiful and amazing young woman whose life was tragically cut short. I say the same for all of our classmates and their family members who are no longer with us. Over a year's time, we learned of more names than we'd anticipated or would ever have thought we'd hear about.
This photo is dedicated to all who are no longer with us, who are missed, who we believe are in a far better place..... including among the wildflowers.

Nov 03, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Apr 09, 2016 at 12:11 AM
Feb 18, 2016 at 4:34 AM


So sorry to hear about Elizabeth. I would like to share a poem with you that I hope will bring you some comfort.

Blue Against Blue


This Heavenly Blue Butterfly

Will fly high in the sky,

Higher and higher.


The sunlight will touch

The blue on its wings

Until it seems to disappear.


We think it is gone,

Because the blue of the butterfly

Is the same blue of the sky.


We think it is gone,

Because our eyes are too

Weak to see—

And it is difficult to believe

What we cannot see.


But the Blue Butterfly is not gone.

It is still flying, higher and higher,

Nearer to the sun.


Blue Against Blue.

Now and Forever.

With Deepest Sympathy

Margaret Katie Purcell


Nov 03, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Oct 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Hi Maggie, Love your look good and happy. Isn't dancing fun? I started ballroom dancing in 2008, it is the best! Hope the years have been good to you.
Happy belated birthday!

Oct 27, 2015 at 4:44 PM
Still have the necklace you gave me on my 16th birthday, Ron Gibbs
Nov 03, 2014 at 4:33 AM
Aug 10, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Posted on: Nov 02, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Happy belated birthday. I will be having one of those myself tomorrow, 65 can't believe it. The years have gone by so fast. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Jun 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Jun 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Posted on: Apr 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Happy birthday! Hope the years have been good to you and Patty. I can't believe it has been 46 years, I now have granddaughter that is in high school. It is just amazing how time has flown by. Take care.
Margaret Purcell Thornhill

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Posted: Oct 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM
Still have the necklace you gave me on my 16th birthday, Ron Gibbs
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 at 5:19 PM
Me and my granddaughter Kayla.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Katie, aka Margaret, and Andrew (instructor) at Honor Dance. Waltz "If I Were A Painting" by Kenny Rogers