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. I will treasure the mug I won that her and Jean brought for the “Soups on” luncheon at Bobbi’s for the Clipped Wings social. Irene was a lovely lady and will truly be missed by Clipped Wings.

  2. Saly Dooly says:

    We will deeply miss Irene. She was loved by all The Clipped Wings. She was our ‘MOM’, and always will be. Her positive attitude was admired by all. We will always remember her lemon bars. God Bless you Irene.
    Sally Dooly

  3. I am a retired UAL flight attendant. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom. However I have heard many wonderful things about her, so I just wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you all. Marion

  4. Dear Jean,
    I am so so sorry to hear of the tragic, and sudden death of your mom. I know you were very close to here, and I know you will miss her dearly.
    I know the feeling of losing one so quickly and tragically, and I share in the ache that is in your heart at this moment.
    Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  5. I was heartbroken to hear of Irene’s passing. She was such a lovely person, a real joy to be around. I always admired her positive attitude and cheerful disposition. My deepest sympathy.

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