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Gail L (Herrmann) Horning

October 6, 1950 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 68)

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Gail L. Horning was born on October 6, 1950 in La Grande, Oregon to parents, Harold and Lillian Young Herrmann. She passed away on June 9, 2019 at her home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 68 years. Gail was raised in La Grande, Oregon, graduating from La Grande High School in the class of 1968. She then earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Eastern Oregon University in 1972. She began her teaching career in Ione, Oregon for 2 years before going to AC Houghton Elementary in Irrigon, Oregon in 1975. Gail taught 2nd grade students most of her career, retiring in 2013. She was united in marriage to Pius Horning on May 16, 1981 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Gail enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, writing poetry and songs and cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years: Pius Horning, Hermiston, OR; sons: Donnie Horning & his wife Joleen,, Rich Horning, all of Hermiston, OR and Cade Horning, Payette, ID; daughter: Natalie Schwartz & her husband Tim, Hermiston, OR; brother: Tom Herrmann & his wife Swannee, La Grande, OR; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Bruce.          

Those who wish may make contributions in Gail’s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice Education Fund c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Stokes Landing Senior Center, Irrigon, Oregon.

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Memorial Service
July 6, 2019

1:00 PM
Stokes Landing Senior Center

Irrigon, OR 97844

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