Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame

Barbara D. Thorne

Board Member, Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.

Inducted May 14, 2009

Barbara D. Thorne* served on the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation from 1994 until her passing earlier this year, a 15-year term serving interests of the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation and the youth of Alabama. Thorne was instrumental in securing critical funding for Alabama 4-H youth throughout her tenure on the board, especially with the most recent Campaign for Alabama 4-H and the construction of the Alabama 4-H Environmental Science Education Center.

She will be remembered as being a lady of great faith, as having love for all people, and as being a civic volunteer. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Jasper and a graduate of Walker County High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Thorne was an owner and a member of the board of directors of Drummond Company, Inc., a Trustee of Samford University, and a director of the Walker Area Community Foundation.

Her kind and gentle nature, humble spirit, and her generosity to all provide an everlasting memorial of Barbara D. Thorne.

Nominated by the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.