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Charles Forest Horn

April 28, 1924 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 95)
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Charles Forest Horn, 95, of Katy, TX passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2019. 

He was born in Foremost, Alberta, Canada on April 28, 1924, the son of the late Edith Ragland Horn and Forest E. Horn.  He arrived in Powell County, Montana in 1926 with his Montana born mother and North Dakota born father.

Charles (also known as Chuck and Charlie) was a graduate of Powell County High School in 1942.  He attended Montana State University, University of Idaho, South Branch, and earned his BS degree from Columbia University School of Business in 1948.

Charles was in active duty with the US Navy from July 1943-1946 and again in 1950-1952 in the Korean War.  He worked for JC Penney Co. five years in their Management Training Program.  In 1956 he joined L. M. Berry Co., which is now a part of AT&T.  He was employed as a National Yellow Page Account Executive for 25 years and retired in 1986 in Houston, TX.

He was especially proud to have been in Milwaukee, WI, as Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 157 Father’s Committee and then became an Explorer Scout Advisor for five years.  He led four super activities which were Region 7 canoeing, Region 10 canoeing, house boating on the Mississippi River, and Philmont Boy Scout Ranch.

Charles was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Marian Hermans Horn and his sister, Norma Jean Beck.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Lucille Howard Horn, sons Fred Horn of Northridge, CA and Ken Horn of Houston, and daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Mark Kimpler of Richmond, TX.  He also leaves his granddaughter, Jordan Kimpler and grandson, Greg Kimpler.  He is also survived by his step-daughters Debs Payne and Kathryn Beller and her family, Charlie’s five nieces, extended family, and friends.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 500 Milwaukee Ave., Deer Lodge, MT 59722. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28th at 3:30 p.m. at Carriage Inn, 1400 Katy-Flewellen Rd., Katy, TX  77494.  Graveside services will be held next summer at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge, MT.

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