Edward Ernest Hornby

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z Edward Ernest HornbyClassifieds Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Edward Ernest Hornby

67, passed away on May 10, 2013, being diagnosed with Leukemia just one week prior. It is presumed the cause was Agent Orange exposure when he served in the military. Ed was a kind and gentle man who always had time for laughter, a smile and positive words for everyone he met. He was naturally quick to forgive, never complained and was optimistic when faced with adversity. Ed was born, November, 9, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana and grew up on a farm in Morgantown, Kentucky. He moved to Tucson, Arizona as a teen-ager where he graduated from Catalina High School in 1963. He attended three years of college in business administration at the University of Arizona and was a member of ROTC. Ed served in the US Army for three years, one of which was in Vietnam. He was employed by Chevron USA, Tucson Asphalt Division, for 25 years. He married Barbara Adams Hornby in 1974 and together they raised their three children in Tucson: Rachelle, Robert and Daniel. They would have been married for 39 years on May 30th. When their two older children left the nest Ed, Barbara and Daniel moved to Blanchard, Idaho (Barbara's childhood home). Two of Ed's grandchildren, Jordan and Cody, followed in their "Papah's boot steps", enlisting in the US Army during the past two years. Ed was particularly proud of their accomplishments that helped him open-up about his own stories pertaining to the honor of serving our country and the sacrifices that are made. Ed was "heartfully" involved with the Blanchard Community and the Blanchard Senior/Community Center. He was a "happy wonderer" taking short excursions to various places around town just to strike- up a pleasant conversation. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of Ed to Blanchard Area Seniors, Inc (BASIC), P.O. Box 127, Blanchard, Idaho 83804. Family and Friends are welcome to sign the on-line guest book at sherman-knapp.com

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