Baker City, Oregon
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Myrtle E. Horn, 78, a longtime Baker City resident, died in her sleep Dec. 6, 2002, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor John Goodyear of the Baker Valley Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, “Gil,” immediately after the service.
Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co.
Myrtle was born on Feb. 7, 1924, at La Grande, the fifth of seven children. She attended schools at Carus, Coos Bay and Oregon City before receiving formal nurse’s training at Portland. She worked as a telephone operator and was a nurse at hospitals at Enterprise and Baker City before retiring in the early 1970s.
Myrtle had a great love for volunteerism and serving others. She spent many years as a 4-H leader and judged and served in various capacities and officer positions with the American Legion Auxiliary, 8 & 40, St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary and the Garden Club.
She also offered her knowledge and skill with crafts and handiwork to others, leading a community knitting club that benefited many. She was always ready and eager to accept a new project or to lend a helping hand.
She was preceded in death by Gilbert, her husband of nearly 57 years, who died just six months ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayl DelPero and Carol Vonderheit; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Kaye Lenox; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary or 8 & 40 of the American Legion through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 13, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor