July 27, 1926 ~ March 6, 2016
Born in: Las Animas, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Meda Faye Hornbeck, 89, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center on March 6, 2016. Born in Las Animas, Colo., she was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi, a member of Newcomers Club, Eagles Auxiliary #145 and Retired Eagles Activity Club. Meda enjoyed having lunch with her friends, reading, art, cross word puzzles, traveling the world with twin sister, Mildred, Laughlin and Cripple Creek. She worked ten years in the DRGW R.R. freight office as an abstract clerk starting the day after graduation from Centennial High School in 1944. After 30 years employment with CF&I Steel Mill, she retired in 1984 from the cost accounting office. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nellie; brothers, Paul and Harold; twin sister, Mildred; and three beautiful little canine angels, Mickey, Pamie and Taffy. Special thank you to Paula Yacconi for offering to help her when she needed it most. Sandra Gallegos, her buddy, care giver, housekeeper and helper with any task she could no longer do. The Day, Fast and Seckar families who have invited her to their dinners and have treated her as a family member. At her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium with no funeral service. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colo. On behalf of Meda F. Hornbeck, Paula Yacconi wishes to thank all the nurses and personnel in the Telemetry Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Dr. Sipalay for their knowledge and care. A special thank you to Centura nurse, Barbara, who went above and beyond to get her the help she needed. Also, hospice nurses, Diane and Shawna who checked her weekly with help, advise and medication, as well as, Frontier Hospice staff. Also thanks to Dian and Gerry Montgomery of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
My thoughts and prayers are with the friends, neighbors, caregivers and others during the loss of a very special lady. I have enjoyed getting to know Meda well over the last 2 years and will always cherish my visits with her including last Sunday afternoon after church at Life Care Center, as I was getting ready to leave, she Thanked me for coming and said “You have became a dear friend of mine” She also enjoyed our visits and I especially appreciate her stories about Las Animas and people we both knew in her early childhood years. I am so Thankful that she had two very loving ladies that cared so well for her as well as keeping me informed of her condition over the last week. God gained one swell angel when he called her home to be with her family.