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Scott Thornhill Memorial
Scott Thornhill Memorial

Scott Thornhill

Scott Thornhill

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Scott Matthew Thornhill, 47, Skagit County resident, passed away on Saturday November 27, 2021, at Skagit Valley Hospital after a very courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 17, 1974, and raised in Red Bluff, California, the son of Leslie & Twila (Main) Thornhill.  After the divorce of Leslie & Twila, Leslie was united in marriage with Pamela Johnson where Pamela gladly accepted Scott and helped to raise him.  Scott attended school and graduated from Red Bluff High School class of 1993.

In February 1994, he married Cherilyn Russell, together they had a son, Aaron and a daughter, Bree.  They later divorced in 2006.  Scott married Sarah Eacret on July 16, 2016, in which he inherited Emily Eacret & Ethan Eacret.

Scott worked at various service industry jobs before moving to Washington State and starting his career in law enforcement in 2006 with Washington State Department of Corrections as a correctional officer, and throughout his career participated in several special team’s operations.  He considered it an honor to serve until his medical issues forced his retirement.  Scott made lasting friendships with Brothers & Sisters in blue that became lifelong friends that were such a support system for Scott until he passed.

Scott loved sports, all sports but especially his beloved San Francisco 49ers Football and San Francisco Giants Baseball and would very rarely miss a game!  In his younger years, he was an avid hunter with very special memories at deer camp with his family in California.  Scott also enjoyed coaching his children’s soccer, baseball, and football teams.  Most recently, Scott helped coach youth football several years and participated on the board for Sedro-Woolley Youth Football League.  Scott cherished spending time with his family, listening to music, watching movies and traveling as much as possible.

Scott is survived by his wife, Sarah Thornhill of Sedro-Woolley; children, Aaron and Bree Thornhill of Aberdeen, Emily and Ethan Eacret of Sedro-Woolley; granddaughter, Blakely Riggles of Sedro-Woolley; mother, Pamela Thornhill of Red Bluff, CA; sisters, Rebecca (Robert) Gregg of Red Bluff, CA and Alexandria Lee of Long Beach, CA; brother, Brian (Renee) Thornhill of Red Bluff, CA; sister in-law, Samantha (Cory) Coffelt of Centerton, AR; grandmothers Donna Thornhill, Patsy Ervin, and Barbara Johnson all of Red Bluff, CA; great-grandmother, Mickie Matthews of Herlong, CA; aunts, Pamela (Vern) Sorenson, Annie (Judy) Peterson of Boise, ID and Roberta (Don) Miles of Mt. Shasta, CA; uncle, Joel Ervin of Red Bluff, CA; nieces & nephews, Katie, Abby, Jack, and Kennedy Greg (Red Bluff, CA); Haylie, Lilly, and Greyson Thornhill (Red Bluff, CA); Carter, Cory Jr, Sydny and Sadie Coffelt (Centerton, AR); as well as many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Twila Main; father, Leslie Thornhill; Infant sister, Lindy Thornhill; grandfathers, Elmer Main and Leslie “Tinker” Thornhill; uncles, John Thornhill and Edward Thornhill.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Sarcoma Clinic and Skagit Regional Cancer Center for the compassionate care they provided Scott over the years.  Also, a special thanks to our Aunt Sandi for the help she provided us during Scott’s illness.

Donations can be made to the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Scott’s name.


  • Ed

    Rest in peace bro. You are missed. Thank you for the good times working together at dc 6026.

  • Angie

    Thorny- thank you. Thank you for loving me, for protecting me, for teaching me. Thank you for our friendship. Thank you for GOT, AHS, and so many others- quality time with us all together. It will never be the same without you. It hasn’t been the same without you. I have missed you more than I have been able to say, and now I can say with all my heart I miss you terribly. You faced this with incredible strength and courage. I love you my friend, my brother. You are forever etched in my memory, my heart.

  • Rosemary M

    I am very thankful for your genuine kindness and sincerity towards your co-workers!

  • Falisha Conley

    My cousin,
    You left a mark on every heart that got to know you.
    You were a gift to this world.
    I can’t think of a single person who could say anything bad about you- you were a blessing to everyone who knew you.
    Thank you for all the times you reached out.
    No matter how many miles apart, or how much time passed, you’d call and our conversations were like we never missed a beat.
    You are genuine, caring, compassionate – the definition of love.
    You left a mark on this world – and will be very missed
    Our loss, Heaven’s gain….
    I hope you’re up there living like never before- I look forward to the day I see you again & never have to say goodbye.
    Enjoy heaven, God bless your family, I love you.

  • Russell Glover

    You always added to peoples lives you added compassion, fun, and joy. I will miss you and the great times we had.

  • B-web

    I will miss you brother. Our conversation of beer and football. We always had each other’s back. We knew that we all are just a wrong decision or bad choice from being on the other side of the wall. When I watch a 49er game I will not only think of my mother, a huge fan, I will always think of you. Rest in peace, we will meet again.

  • Douglas Trudeau

    I Miss you brother . Sometimes I pick up my phone to call you and I forgett you will not answer. I am going to miss all the times we talked . Put in a good word because I need all the help. RiP my brother in blue.

  • Alexandria lee

    I LOVE YOU BROTHER WITH ALL MY HEART. I will keep you in my heart forever.

  • Rob Gildersleeve

    Scott you were an incredible friend and mentor to me since the first day I ever met you. I’m going to miss the times we had together both in and out of work and I will always cherish the memories I have of you. Rest easy Scott until we see each other again.

  • Cristina Dotson

    You will forever be one of the best guys I have ever known, the love you have shown Sarah, Emily and Ethan was so special and can never be replaced. Rest Easy friend

  • David L Nichols

    I never got to meet Scott face to face but have prayed for him over the past two years and feel a connection. He will be missed and we’ll
    continue to reach out to his wonderful wife, Sarah. See you in HEAVEN, Scott.

  • Ronald Meyer (Ram)

    Scott, you are an amazing friend and mentor. You helped develop my career and I was honored to be your supervisor. Thank you for all the great memories. Rest well my friend. Until we see each other again.

  • Ashley Bruder

    You were my Sunshine on a cloudy day. I am going to miss you so much!