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. Dear Jean & Craig,

    I can’t tell you how sorry I am to get this news and our love and prayers go out to your whole family!
    We only met your Mother once, but I know where you got your dynamite personality! We send our deepesty sympathy!

    Love, Jan, Bruce & Lucille

  2. Irene was one of those persons whose presence was a delight to be around. We will miss her.

  3. We will miss Irene’s wonderful smile, her kind words, and delicious lemon bars. She was one of the very special ladies, and we are fortunate to have had her in our lives. Our sincerest condolences to Jeanie and family.

  4. Glen, your mother was a delightful woman with a great sense of humor. Although we only met a few times, we so enjoyed your company. She was blessed to have you and your family who loved and enjoyed her so much.

  5. While I did not know Irene well, I felt I was her friend whenever I was with her! She exuded happiness and a love of just being in the moment. I admired her from my first encounter with her. She is one human being who really made the world a better place!

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