Sandra Jeanne Valentine Horne
Sandra Jeanne Valentine Horne, 75 of Alvin, Texas entered peacefully into Heaven on February 26, 2012, from her home with her family by her side. She was born July 18, 1936 in Bloomington, Ill.
Sandra was the matriarch of our family spanning four generations. She prided herself on putting family first. She was the ultimate homemaker and the epitome of love and kindness. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed family gatherings. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry. She was daring and adventurous, skydiving and whitewater rafting in her mid 60’s. She loved traveling with her sister, Rosalie and best friend, Connie DuBois. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, known by ‘Granny’, they regarded her as fun-loving and thoughtful, a young person trapped in a broken body, powerful for her small size, and the glue of our family. In her final act of unselfishness, Sandra chose to donate her body to the UT Health Medical School.
Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Valentine and Eleanor Powers; sons, Mark and Randall Jordine, and stepson, Terry Horne.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Carlton Horne of 53 years; daughter, Penny Cutbirth and husband Nathan of League City; sons, Ty Horne and wife Rebecca of AZ, Dana Horne and wife Suzy of MO and Jeffrey Jordine of ID; daughter, Kristy Murphy and husband Kevin of Alvin,; stepson, Michael Horne and family; grandchildren, Sterling and wife Jenni, Seth and wife Mandy, Savannah and husband Mike, Stefan, Emily, Tara, Stetson, Ethan, Amanda, and Matthew; great grandchildren, Preston, Logan, Abigail, Makena, Jayden, Kamden; nephews, Perry, Kelly, Dana; niece, Laurie and sister, Rosalie DuBois of FL.
The family would like to give special recognition to St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Akeba, Sherry and Jessie at Silverado Hospice for their extraordinary care and compassion. Also, a special thanks to Pastor Shawn Nichols and Bayou Drive Baptist Church.
Memorial Services were held at the family home on Thursday, March 1, 2012 to celebrate her life.