Donald was born to Donald and Ethel Horne of Bay Center WA. He had 2 brothers. Michael A. Horne (Joann) of Glastonbury, CT and Jack C. Horne (Marcy) of Wenatchee, WA. He was raised in the family home that his father built. His parents remained there until the death. Donalds father was a commercial fisherman and his mother a housewife and mother. His father insisted on his boys going to college. Our father Donald graduated for WSU with a BA in Physics and Business. He went on to help 6 graduates get their master's. After graduating with the 1st degree he went to work in CO where there was a mercury explosion in the lab that he never really recovered from. Donald went back to college during his recovery and earn his second degree. He then went on to be a research scientist in San Jose CA. for IBM. He became a pilot. He also love to go on archeology digs. His last one was in Four Corners, WA which he became sick at and went to the family home in Bay Center, where his mother set him up with an old classmate Ellen Cryane. He married her with her 6 daughters. Georgia Lorton (carl) of Toholah WA. Diana Jarmann (james) of San Jose, CA. Dorothy Case (robert) of Raymond, WA. Holly Ramirez (robert) of Gilroy, CA. Lorene Lorton (Ralph) of Bay Center, WA. Mechele Lagergen (carl) of South Bend, WA. Carl preceded our father in death.
Our father was a wonderful, kind man. He supported many organizations over the years. Missionary work as well as several children's organizations. He also supported several individuals. He made a huge difference in our lives. We were never his step children, we were his girls and he loved us very much. He was always there when we needed him, even when we didn't want him to be. He was a true hero to many people, but mostly our knight in geeky armor. He has 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
He will be missed. He was loved by many.
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