Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

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Flora Nannie Jane Horne

March 19, 1928September 2, 2019

Flora Horne, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Livermore CA surrounded by her loving family. Flora will be dearly missed by many. Flora was 1 of 11 children to Mary and Wilbur Oxier and was raised on the East Coast. Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice “Sparky” Horne of 56 years, 8 brothers & 2 sisters, son in-laws Ike and Frank, and grandson Ricky. Flora and Sparky had 4 loving daughters: Mary (Frank) Emerson, Nancy (Ike) Springer, Paula (Rick) Castro, and Linda (Merlin Sr.) Newton. They were blessed with 10 grandchildren: Rob (Lynn), Ricky, Russ, April, Steven (Mandi), Debbie, Suzie (Jean), Merlin Jr. (Janice), Travis (Lacey), and Cameron. Then further blessed with 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Flora’s life revolved around her family and she treasured those moments with them. Flora, Sparky, and their 4 daughters came to California in 1963 from Virginia Beach, VA. She worked for IBM in San Jose from 1966 -1987. Flora also made a name for herself at IBM playing Mrs. Santa every December putting a smile on children’s faces. She enjoyed the title Mrs. Santa for many years. Flora, even played the role of Mrs. Santa at the age of 90 for her elderly neighbors where she lived putting a smile on their faces. Over Flora’s lifetime she held several jobs from selling newspapers, waiting tables, owning a restaurant and working as a technician for IBM. Flora often shared stories of her life and being raised with 10 siblings. At age 7 she was selling and delivering newspapers door to door for 2 cents a paper. In 1946, at the age of 18, Flora bought her wedding dress for $12 with money she won playing a dollar slot machine. Flora’s greatest love was being with her family. She also enjoyed collecting teddy bears, gardening, watching hummingbirds, oil painting, crafts, having fun at the casino, playing bunco with friends and traveling the world with Sparky. Flora will be laid to rest with her loving husband at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose


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Flora Nannie Jane Horne

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Michelle Oxier

September 11, 2019

My fondest memory of Aunt Flo was going over to her house at Christmas when I was little. The house was full of warmth and fun.

I still have this Christmas ornament she made for me when I was little.

I also remember times when I'd stay overnight at her house and I remember hearing the cuckoo clock at night from the dining room.

Her house was always a happy place to be.

Love you Aunt Flo.


September 11, 2019

Aunt Flo's was married to my mother's younger brother. They lived near us when I was young. She always had a smile. I loved that. She was kind, intelligent, and sweet, and stayed that way all her life, bless her! She adored her family, and we adored her. Such a wonderful woman. My sympathy to all those she left behind. A very sad time for all those who knew her. Blessings.

Midge Brown

September 10, 2019

My loving aunt Flora will be missed there is many memories that it's hard to tell. We are almost the same age. So I have many good memories of her but the last 20 years holds the most she was with me when my first daughter was born and with me when my husband died. Blessings to you and I'll see you later love Midge

Mirria Gonzalez

September 10, 2019

My Auntie was good to me as a young child/young adult. She took me along on two trips as a teen. She gave me an opportunity to earn some money cleaning her house every Friday as I was trying to find my first "adult" job.
Although life separated us by miles/states we tried to stay in touch. She may have a good batch of my daughter's pictures cause I just had to share with her my life as well.

I hope she knows that she is loved by me and will certainly be missed. I do hope she will see my Mother and give her a huge hug and kiss for me.
Thank you Auntie!!! 😘🤗💜💙💚