HORLACHER, Jessie Lee In the words of Leslie, "My adorable, sassy, yodeling grandma got to meet Jesus last night." On February 19th, 2017, with Gene, Neree and Randy by her side, in the home she loved, Mom peacefully slipped away from us. But, we are certain she caused quite a stir on the other side! We rejoice that she is free but we will miss her wellspring of joy, peace, humor and love for the Lord and people around her. She was many things - a friend to all, a mentor, encourager, teacher, gardener, party organizer, world traveling "a go-go girl," barber/beautician, poet, entertainer, seamstress, Fair and Rodeo Queen, PTA president, actor/director and encouraged many people to live authentic lives for Jesus. Jessie Lee was born in Dayville, Oregon, on January 19, 1925 to Charles and Alcie Moore who moved west from Kentucky. She had six siblings: Martha, Charles, James, Don, Zella Vee and Peggy. After graduating high-school she attended Oregon State University. In 1947, she married Carl Horlacher and they settled on a small ranch in Otis Orchards where they raised their children, Gene, Kraig and Neree. Jess loved people - especially young people - which inspired them to foster parent, adding some wonderful young people who became a permanent part of the family. Jess was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Carl, and is survived by her children, their spouses, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two younger sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 at Valley Assembly of God. Memorial gifts may be made to Teen Challenge (509-244-5610).
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