Obituaries: Miriam Leona Horne (1917-2007)

March 12, 2007 11:00 pm

Miriam Leona Horne, 90, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2007, in Crescent City. She was born on Feb. 21, 1917, in Adin. She was a 65-year resident of Del Norte County and was a former owner and operator of Miller's Foundation and Pandy Drive-in. She was a member of the Soroptimist Club and was selected as Woman of the Year. She was also a volunteer and member of the Del Norte Historical Society and was a strong supporter of the Humane Society.

Mrs. Horne is survived by her daughter, Verna Ramey of Seaside, Ore.; grandchildren, Chuck Folkins of Medford, Ore., Lori Beck of Seiad Valley, Cindy Piegon of Medford, Ore., and Candi Phillips of Gold Hill, Ore.; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Lester Horne and Vernon Fields, and son Dwayne Fields.

The family requests contributions be made to The Soroptimist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 990, Crescent City, CA, 95531 or the Humane Society of Del Norte, 821 Elk Valley Road, Crescent City, CA, 95531. Private services will be held with private burial at the IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.