Obituary: David Arthur Horne


PENDLETON - David Arthur Horne of Pendleton died Monday, June 14, 2010 at Suttle Care and Retirement in Pendleton. He was 100.

There will be a visitation at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop Wednesday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. Services will be Thursday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop. Burial will be at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.

Mr. Horne was born Dec. 14, 1909 in Pendleton to parents Roy and Bessie (Reinhardt) Horne.

Mr. Horne graduated from Pendleton High School. He married Eileen Elder in 1939 in Portland.

He lived his entire life in Pendleton as a wheat rancher. He was an avid pilot. During World War II, he was an active member of the Oregon Civil Air Patrol, flying the Oregon coastline in search of Japanese submarines. 

He was also a lifetime member of the Pendleton Elk's Lodge, The Shriners, Pendleton Grain Growers Co-op and the Pendleton Round-Up Association.  His main hobby was to collect and restore classic cars and old tractors.

Mr. Horne is survived by nephew David L. Horne of Pendleton and niece Janet Horne-Medley of Payette, Idaho; by Eileen Elder-Horne's granddaughters, grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and by many grand- and great-grand-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Eileen.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Hospice, Pendleton Presbyterian Church or the Pendleton Round-Up Association in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801.

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