Leonard Ira Hornbeck

Leonard Ira Hornbeck, a longtime resident of Concrete, Birdsview, and Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, at his home in Gladstone, Ore., at the age of 93.

He was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Roseburg, Ore., the son of Earl and Carrie Calkins Hornbeck. Leonard received his formal education in Concrete and attended Mount Vernon Junior College.

He worked in the woods until WWII, when he served with the 101st Airborne. On the eve of D-Day, paratrooper Hornbeck was dropped behind enemy lines. He was wounded and captured by the Germans, and spent seven months being shuttled between German prisoner of war camps. After the war, he and his brother Lawrence started Hornbeck Brothers Logging.
He was married to Gloria Ruth Bauer on Dec. 31, 1948, and she preceded him in death on May 10, 2000. He and Gloria were members of Community Bible Church in Concrete. Leonard moved to Happy Valley, Ore., in 2002, where he met Katherine Lamb, and they were married on Nov. 19, 2004.

Leonard is survived by his wife Katherine of Clackamas, Ore.; daughters Paula (Dave) Coles of Seattle and Paulette (Bryan) Martindale of Happy Valley; grandchildren Jeff (Maha), Greg (Christine), and Rod (Meshell) Coles, and Phillip and Leanne Martindale; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria, his brothers Rawson, Raymond, Lawrence, and Norman Hornbeck, sisters Annis Wilson and Alta Scott, and great grandson Milo Martindale.

Memorial services will be held at Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 SE Mather Rd., Clackamas, Ore., on Sat., March 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., and at Community Bible Church, 45672 Limestone St., Concrete, on Sat., March 29, 2014, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Spring Mountain Bible Church Benevolence Fund, Community Bible Church, or Bristol Hospice and Homecare, 10365 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015.

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