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Edward L. Horner

1925 - 2008, Goleta

Edward L. Horner, 83 of Goleta, passed away with his family by his side on September 24, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Annemarie; his son and daughter-in-law Air Force Major Edward P. Horner and Lynne Horner and granddaughters Caitlin and Madison Horner of Omaha, NE; daughter and son-in-law Simone Reddingius and Jeff Lackey of Paia, HI; son and daughter-in-law Ruud Reddingius and Marith Zilver of The Netherlands; brother and sister-in-law Dick and Sally Horner of St. Louis, MO and sister Peggy O'Donnell of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward L. and Katherine Horner and his first wife, Jeanne Horner.

Ed grew up in St. Louis and after graduation from Western Military Academy he joined the US Army Air Corps during World War II. Upon returning to Missouri, he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. During the Korean War, Ed was an American Red Cross field officer serving in California, Japan, and South Korea. In 1967 Ed completed his Master of Arts Degree in Education at California State University - Los Angeles. He moved to Santa Barbara County in 1968.

Ed made a big impact on many children's lives while he was a teacher at El Rancho Elementary School in Goleta. After 27 years of teaching, he spent his retirement cycling, skiing, swimming, hiking, reading and continued one of his favorite pastimes, writing. He and Annemarie spent many winters in Mammoth Lakes where he worked as a host and helped thousands enjoy the Mammoth Experience. His wonderful sense of humor and lifelong service to others will be truly missed.

A private celebration of his life has been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to: Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, 222 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

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