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Jane Hornibrook Forry



Jane Ellen Hornibrook Forry, longtime resident of Goldendale and widow to the late R.E. “Ted” Hornibrook and the late Cyrus Forry, passed away on Aug. 26, 2013, at the Veterans Nursing Home in The Dalles, Oregon. She was 92.

Ted Hornibrook and Jane Ellen Reed were married in the base chapel at the Army Air Corps Base in Frederick, Oklahoma in August of 1944. When Ted returned from his service as an Aircraft Commander of a B-24 Liberator Bomber flying out of the Philippines during World War II, the couple moved to Goldendale where Ted joined his father and mother in the farming business. In 1956, Ted and Jane bought the Evans farm, located one mile south of town, and that would be Jane’s home for the next 60 years.

Jane was an active volunteer with the Methodist Church, the Goldendale Grange, Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls, the P.T.A. and the Band Parents Booster Club, FFA, the National Cattlemen’s Association and the Washington State Grain Growers. She also volunteered as a docent with the Klickitat County Heritage Museum and the Maryhill Museum. She was a proud member of the Goldendale chapter of the P.E.O.

After Ted passed away in 1984, Jane married Cy Forry in 1986. Cy was a local businessman and perennial mayor of Goldendale. They continued to live at the Hornibrook farm until Cy’s death in 1999. Jane later moved into the Golden View Terrace retirement Center, until finally moving to the Mill Creek Retirement Community in The Dalles, Oregon. Jane was recovering from hip replacement surgery at the Veterans Nursing Home in The Dalles at the time of her death.

Jane is survived by her four children, Bill Hornibrook of Goldendale, Steve Hornibrook and his wife Carla, of Reno, Nevada, Susan Scanlon and her husband, Pat, of Portland, Oregon, and Betty Fahlenkamp and her husband, Walt, of Goldendale. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Goldendale United Methodist Church, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, with a dinner to follow at the Goldendale Grange Hall. All who knew Jane are encouraged to attend for an afternoon of memories and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the National Cancer Society or any other charity of choice.


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