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Sandra G. Horn, 69, of Elgin, died Feb. 20 at St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton of cancer. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Elgin Christian Church, 1335 Division St. in Elgin. The Rev. Steve Kirkeby will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial luncheon and celebration of life directly following the services at the Elgin Community Center, 260 N. 10th Ave.
Sandra was born Jan. 31, 1939, to Pete and Pearl Wood in Gold Beach. She graduated from Bandon High School in 1958. She worked at the Bandon cheese factory as a teenager during the summers and then at the Bandon Box Factory after graduation.
Sandra married Vance R. Horn Sept. 12, 1959, in Bandon. The couple moved to Elgin in 1967 and raised two children: Jeff Horn, now of Summerville, and Debra Horn-Schram, now of Salem. Vance later died.
Sandra worked at the Stella Mayfield Elementary School as a special education instructional aide for many years during the 1970s and ’80s.
She had been a past member of the Union County Cowbells and belonged to the Ladies Coffee and Birthday Club in Elgin for many years. She was an avid crafter, passing many hours knitting and crocheting. She was baptized into the Catholic faith on Feb. 15, 2008, and attended mass regularly at St. Mary’s Church in Shaw and at the Providence St. Vincent Chapel while in the hospital in Beaverton.
In 1982, she met Larry Gilliam of Elgin, who has been her domestic partner for 26 years. Larry and Sandra moved to The Dalles in 1984 and lived there for several years, eventually moving back to the community they loved, Elgin.
Sandra is survived by her domestic partner, Larry Gilliam; brother, Gary Wood; son and daughter in-law, Jeff and Kristi Horn; daughter and son-in-law, Debra Horn-Schram and Scott Schram; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Steve Wood; and husband, Vance R. Horn.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence St. Vincent Hospital for ovarian cancer research.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 1, 2008
Submitted By Dixie Ricker