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Dorothy Elaine Horn

February 25, 1922 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 95)


Dorothy Elaine Horn longtime resident of Napa for 69 years, passed away February 9, 2018 in Napa at Piner’s Nursing Home. She was 95.

Dorothy was born to Harold Waldron and Alma Augusta Waldron (Konkowitz) in Rochester, Minnesota on February 25, 1922.

Dorothy’s family moved to San Francisco where she later met her future husband in high school. Dorothy married Kurt Albert Horn on November 5, 1944. While Kurt was serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, Dorothy worked as a truck and jeep driver at Hunter’s Point in San Francisco.

After the war Kurt was hired by the Air Force and the family lived in Fairfield, and Vacaville while he was assigned to Travis Air Force base. The family moved to Napa in 1951. Kurt died in 2008, and Dorothy continued to live in the same Napa home until one year prior to her death.

Dorothy worked in retail sales in various clothing and jewelry shops in Napa such as Cottage Casuals, Meyers Jewelers, Ed Hubers Jewelers and Whitman and Baily Jewelry. After her retirement she worked again at Napa Valley Gem Jewelry.

Dorothy loved gardening and sewing and traveling to her favorite places such as Hawaii, Canada, Alaska, Lake Tahoe and Reno, NV. Dorothy was a past member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Napa.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Kurt Albert as well as her infant son Kurt Steven Horn in 1961.

Dorothy is survived by her Daughters Karen Scaruffi-Johnson (Larry) of Napa, and Kathryn Caggiano (Richard) of Sonoma; Granddaughter Tina Homick (Ken) of Napa; Grandsons Kurt Gonsalves (Amy) of Redwood City and Karl Gonsalves (Julia) of Napa. Great Grandsons Max Luke Forbin and Dominic Gonsalves and Alex Gonsalves and Great Granddaughter Gillian Homick. Dorothy is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Memorial contributions may go to The American Cancer Society, and The American Heart Association and Napa Valley Luthern Church.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at Napa Valley Lutheran Church on February 25, 2018 on her 96th birthday at 3pm. Reception to follow in Luther Hall at the church.

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