Thurman, Erin

Erin McClain Thurman

August 8, 1976 - July 14, 2021

Erin was born in Dallas in 1976.  She passed away recently in Princeton.  Erin lived her early years in Cedar Hill where she graduated high school.  She worked for a short time at the Federal Reserve Bank, but her love for animals led her to years of working for a veterinarian hospital.  She later met and fell in love with her husband Alan.  She left the veterinarian business and worked with Alan in the home remodeling business.  She loved working with Alan and doing home improvements. 

She leaves behind her husband, Alan; her father and stepmother, Tom and Connie; her sisters, Paula, Cayce, Jennifer and numerous nieces, nephews and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Patty and her grandparents. 

A memorial service to be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The service will also live streamed at on Erin’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the SPCA of Texas.

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Erin, Your attention to detail , organizational skills and love for all animals just amazed us. You were a very compassionate person and it showed. We had some great, serious heart to heart talks about life, as well as many great laughs during our kitchen makeover! I still see you up on the ladder painting the seam between the wall and ceiling in our kitchen with a tee-tiny brush. When Tommy said you had more patience than a snail climbing a 10 foot wall, we all laughed so hard we had tears coming down our faces. A beautiful lady with a tremendous heart has joined God's angels! Until we see you again, Erin, know that you were loved and greatly appreciated which we told you many times over. We thank God for bringing you into our lives. Rest in peace my dear, till we meet again!
Peg & Kimber Moore, July 21, 2021 Cousin Tom and Family I have had you in my Prayers during this time. May God Comfort You and give you Peace. Renee’s Sister Margo Carter Margo Carter, July 21, 2021 Alan, we are saddened we will no longer see Erin out walking with her dogs, searching for treasures along the shoreline. We will miss her kindness to creatures, human and animal. We always enjoyed her knocking on our door so she could show us her latest animal rescue. Erin had a giving heart and will always have a place in our hearts. Condolences to those who loved her. We are here for you.
Charles and Sue Armstrong, July 20, 2021 Everywhere I look in my home I am reminded of you, my friend. I will never forget the love you had for decorating our home, the yard and planting beautiful flowers. I will surely miss you and pray that you are watching over us as our guardian angel in heaven. Rest in peace sweet girl.
Martha Ewell, July 20, 2021 Erin: We may have lost touch, but I never stopped loving you, thinking about you. You meant the world to me. You had the most amazing heart! You could bring a smile to anyone's face. It breaks my heart we hadn't seen each other in so long. You crossed my mind often and know you always will. The world may have lost an amazing person, but heaven gained an angel. I truly hope you and my mom are up in heaven having a good time, both with your very contagious laugh. I love you, and you will be missed! Love, Your poo poo head
Beau Ragsdale , July 19, 2021 You will be forever in our hearts.
David Sewell, July 18, 2021 A bright, beautiful and very gifted individual. Cindy Taylor, July 18, 2021 Erin, your Mom was my best friend and I feel like I’ve lost a family member. I will always remember your sense of humor and love of animals - everything from cats, dogs, lizards and spiders to a parrot. I think there was an iguana too. When I walked into your Mom’s house and heard the parrot I halfway expected Tarzan to swing by on a vine. Be at peace Baby Girl. Judy Childs, July 18, 2021 Your passion and love for animals and bringing life to things that were once forgotten will always be remembered. I'll never forget the kindness you showed while living next door, and how much you helped with my crazy dogs. One of the coolest things I remember is you taking our rusted, busted up two seater bike and making it new again. Prayers for Alan and your family.
Melissa Bartok, July 18, 2021 Rest in peace, baby sister. Your soul is at peace. Jennifer Dufresne, July 17, 2021