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.

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52 responses to Irene Marie Horback

  1. Jennie Zambo says:

    Irene was a wonderful lady. She always made my family part of hers. She opened her home to us and made us feel welcome. She was so full of life and was an inspiration to all. We will miss you.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. Irene was truly a gift to everyone who knew her. What a tragic way to have lost her; she had so much left to give. I just saw this tonight – Sunday night. We moved to SD a month ago and will call you when you return. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you. Love, Kathleen, Phil and Grace

  3. I will always remember auntie Irene for all her stories she would tell and I will miss that laugh but I know that I will see and hear her in my dreams and she will always be watching over us and one day when we see her again she will have so many more stories to tell!!!! I will miss you auntie Irene I love you!!!!!!!!

  4. Dear Jeannie, Glen and all relatives,
    I’m so saddened to hear of Aunt Irene’s death. It’s still hard to believe as I write this. Aunt Irene was a special person; I loved her Zest for life. She was truly one of those people that saw the positive in most everything. We will miss her.

  5. Dear Jean,
    I’m so sorry for your loss! Although I didn’t know your mom, I know you, and I’m sure she was special because you are! Stay close to Jesus during this time of heart ache, He will carry you through! God Bless you! Your Friend, Penny

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