Marion Fischer Horner
Marion Fischer Horner passed away peacefully Thursday, April 19, 2007, in Carbondale, after a long period of declining health. She was a resident of East Concord, N.H., for more than 30 years.
Marion was born in 1926 near Munich, Germany, where she lost her mother and father during World War II. In 1947, she immigrated to the United States and proudly became an American citizen. She met her beloved Orin “Jack” Horner in Miami Beach, Fla., and together they moved north to raise three children and work side by side in real estate. She later combined her talent for sewing, skill at sales and passion for driving to travel northern New England as a representative for a large textile manufacturing company. At 64, Marion joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in Thailand for three years. She retired to California, where she helped raise her granddaughter for several years.
Besides having a strong work ethic, Marion was an avid skier, tennis player, gardener and amateur astrologist. Her sharp sense of humor and gift for writing will be remembered. She played lovely classical piano, and she had a special place in her heart for all animals. She is survived by three children, Julie Horner of Penrose, Glenn Horner of Epsom, N.H., and Heidi Horner of Aspen; three grandchildren, Daniel, Marley and Chloe Horner; sister-in-law Irene Fischer of West Nyack, N.Y.; and special niece Diana Toomey of Grafton Notch, Vt. She will be dearly missed by all.
Donations in her name may be made to the Aspen Animal Shelter, 101 Animal Shelter Road No. 1, Aspen, CO 81611.
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