Patricia Jean (Boswick) Horner
December 30, 1932 ~ January 24, 2014
Patricia Jean “Patsy” or “Pat” (Bostwick) Horner, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away on January 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born to Charles “Red” and Hazel Bostwick on December 30, 1932, in Cashmere, WA. She lived her entire life, 81 years, in Cashmere. Patricia attended Cashmere schools and graduated from Cashmere High School in 1951. She was popular in school with many close friends and she was a cheerleader. Patricia worked for Cashmere Valley Bank after high school, where she continued to work for nearly 30 years. She met Lorman Horner in Cashmere schools and they were married in June 1953. Lorman entered the Army soon after their marriage and was stationed in Japan and Korea during the Korean War. Kelly was born in July 1954, while Lorman was overseas and Pat lived with her parents. Upon Lorman’s return, he went to work for Alcoa, purchased a gas station and three orchards, and eventually became a full time orchardist. Pat sometimes helped drive a truck during orchard harvest and she assisted with the bookkeeping for the business. The family grew larger when Rene and Lane were born a few years after Kelly. Pat loved family vacations at Birch Bay, where her father’s family had a cabin. She was a member and past President of the Dr. Charles Conway Orthopedic Guild. She was an accomplished seamstress, and she enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, canning fruits and vegetables, and quilting. Patricia lovingly gave most of her completed crafts to others. She loved to read and played a good game of Pinochle, as well as enjoyed Bunco games with her “Bunco Babes” friends. But, most of all, Pat loved her family. She was very supportive and protective of her kids and grandkids - there was nothing she wouldn’t do for them. Pat loved hosting gatherings at her home and she cherished time with her family. She was very generous with her time and always put others before herself. Patricia was very outgoing and people were drawn to her infectious laugh. She was married to Lorman for just over 60 years, celebrating their 60th Anniversary on July 19, 2013. She will be greatly missed by many, but none more than her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Lorman; her son, Kelly (Laurie) of East Wenatchee; her daughter, Rene and her son, Lane, both of Cashmere. She is also survived by her grandkids, Megan Brandenburg (Carl), Ryan Horner of East Wenatchee, Josh Horner (Jeff) of Seattle, Emily Horner of Texas, Olivia Horner of Cashmere, Ross Bastian of North Dakota, Cassidy Secrist (Katie) of Seattle; two darling great-granddaughters, Chloe and Alexandra Brandenburg; her brother, Dr. Dwight Bostwick; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.
Pat was always concerned for others more than herself and the following poem expresses that sentiment, “Afterglow” by an unknown author:
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave, when life is finally done.”
God Bless You Mom, We Miss You Deeply.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Cashmere Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the Service. Interment will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cashmere City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the Service at the church. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.