Irene Marie Horback

Irene Marie Horback

September 19, 1922 - July 20, 2006

Irene Marie Horback

September 19, 1922 - July 20, 2006


Irene M. Horback nee Croteau

Born September 19, 1922 in Fall River, MA, was the eldest of twelve children to Herman and Yvonne Croteau. She lived most of her life in Southern California. Forever sunny and bright, she never met a stranger. She was considered ?Mom? to the retired stewardesses of Clipped Wings in both Los Angeles and O.C. Chapters since 1976. Predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Albert J. Horback.

In 1998, Irene made the transition from the San Fernando Valley to Lake Forest in a very short time. Living across the street from her daughter, Jean Horback Adams, she delighted in attending movies, conventions, events and anything with fun-loving people. Everyone who knew her marveled at how you she looked for being 83 years old. She was broadsided by a car on El Toro Road and died instantly. Tragic.

She leaves on son, Glen of Lone Tree, CO; six brothers and three sisters, on both coasts.

Irene blossomed whenever around her four grandchildren, Craig of Orange, CO, Kyle of Colorado, Kimberly and Kristina of Alameda. Her life changed many, and she will be forever remembered.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 28, 2006 ~ 7:00 P.M. at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, Laguna Hills, California.

Please join us in celebrating Irene’s life by sharing your memories of her.

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52 responses to Irene Marie Horback

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  1. linda says:

    Irene was not only my client,I was her hairdresser, but a dear friend who always lit up my day.she was my first client at the beginning of each work week for me. so she always started my week out for me in a happy mood. She just had that sweet way about her. I used to say “god, why cant all my clients be like irene?
    i used to tell her i had always wished i had a mom like her. she was on her way to see me that morning.wednsdays are not the same without her.I truly miss her,as im sure many will. Every once in a while, god sends us an angel here on earth to remind us of his goodness and graciousness,Irene was one of his angels.

  2. Lois Craft says:

    I will always remember Irene’s warmth and spirit. She so clearly loved life was always positive and upbeat. I loved hearing her stories about growing up in such a large family and how dancing with her husband kept her young and in shape.

    We will all miss her terribly at Clipped Wings functions, but she will be there in all of our hearts.

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