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

  1. May the peace of Christ sustain you in this time of sorrow.

  2. Beverly Saks says:

    I was so shocked to hear of Irene’s passing. She was always such a happy and positive person – someone you liked to be around. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  3. Colin Adams says:

    Alice and I send our most sincere condolences to Jeanie, Glen, Craig and the rest of the Horback and Croteau families.

    Irene was called MOM by nearly everyone that met her and I am very proud and fortunate that to me she really was MOM.

    Irene had the biggest heart and the most beautiful smile of anyone that I have ever met. We are all very sad that she has been taken from us far too soon but we will cherish every one of the many happy memories of her that we hold in our hearts.

    Colin & Alice Adams
    Camp Sherman, OR

  4. Through Clipped Wings, Irene has been a stalwart volunteer for the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County for as long as we can remember. Her generous gift of time and love to children with Down syndrome and their families will never be forgotten, and her commitment to making life better for others will always be cherished. Her tragic death is a terrible loss both to her family and to our community, and we will miss her terribly. We offer our sincerest condolences and heartfelt support to her family, especially our close friends Craig and Jean. Our best wishes and thoughts go with you, as we turn our memories to a treasured past and our hopes to a special future – a future made infinitely better by the life of this wonderful woman.

  5. My sincerest sympathy to your family. My family and I will remember Irene as a very caring, enthusiastic, and positive person.

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