Enumclaw resident Harold R. Hornbuckle, 87, died Dec. 2, 2010, in Puyallup.
He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Paola, Kan., to William Henry and Nellie Estell Steven. In 1940, the family moved to Toppenish, Wash., where he went to high school and worked in the orchards. On Dec. 6, 1941, the day before Pearl Harbor, he and a buddy rode the bus to Seattle and joined the Navy. He spent the war in the South Pacific aboard the USS Trenton. In August of 1944, he married Jeanne La Mar Rogers and began working at the Sunflower Ordinance Plant in Olathe, Kan. They moved to Yakima, Wash., in 1945, and spent a few years on a farm and vineyard in Grandview, Wash., before returning to Yakima; the family settled in Ravensdale in 1952. While in Ravensdale, he worked for Associated Grocers Warehouse and a sheet metal plant in Kent. He spent the last 32 years of his career working for Northwestern Glass Company in Seattle, retiring in 1988. After retiring, they sold their Lake Tapps home and spent much of the next eight years traveling. They made Enumclaw their home in 1991. He loved hunting and fishing and was a motorcycle enthusiast.
He is survived by wife Jeanne; sons Ray, Richard and Roger; daughters Rita, Renea and Rachelle; sisters Helen and Margaret; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell, on Jan. 2, 2009.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 8, and a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, both at Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the Enumclaw Church of the Nazarene.
The family requests memorials be made to Enumclaw Church of the Nazarene, 2501 Warner Ave. W., Enumclaw, 98022.
Services are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.
All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.