James Edward Horner, 88, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. A resident of Rock Spring, Wyoming for the past five months and former resident of Katy, Texas, for many years. Mr. Horner passed away after battling illness related to Alzheimers and Dementia..
He was born on October 18, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Everett Horner and Julia Refaske.
He attended schools in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Tilden High School with the Class of 1943. He attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a Masters Degree in Business and Purdue University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Horner married Eunice Eadie in Chicago, Illinois in 1956 and she preceded him in death in Katy, Texas in 2012.
He served in the United States Army, 89th Division, 353rd Infantry during World War II. He entered as a young eighteen year old, which, because of his age, prevented him from taking part in the D-Day Invasion.
Mr. Horner worked as an engineer/consultant for Stone and Webste and other companies for thirty-eight years until his retirement in June of 1993.
He was a member of SAM (radio controlled airplane club), and King Charles Cavalier Dog Club.
Survivors include one son James C. Horner of Rock Springs, Wyoming and one daughter Merry E. Horner of Rock Springs, Wyoming (formerly of Katy, Texas). .
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eunice, and three sisters Leona, Dorothy and Grace.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., July 23, 2014 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.
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