OBITUARY

Elizabeth Anne Kefauver Horn

June 25, 1932June 21, 2018
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SCOTTSDALE- Elizabeth (Anne) Kefauver Horn, 85, stepped into eternity with Jesus on June 21, 2018 while listening to the song “Oceans.” My dad’s many love letters expressed how he longed to be with her have been forever answered.❤ She is now singing, playing piano, and ballroom dancing with her beloved Raymie, who she always said was the most handsome man in the world and sooo smart. He referred to her as Beautiful and Angel, and would sing the Dean Martin song “’A’ You’re Adorable.” to her. They esteemed each other more than themselves which created a beautiful marriage. Elizabeth was born June 25, 1932 in Seattle, WA to Clarence and Hazel Fairservice Kefauver and grew up in Montlake (Seattle area) with her younger brother, William (Bill) Kefauver. When she was a child, a relative left her Steinway piano to her family. Liz took piano lessons and discovered after seeing the Movie “Cliffs of Dover” in her early teens, that she was able to sit down and play the songs from it by ear. Her teacher did not appreciate her newly found gift and thought she should practice only what was written on the sheet music. She found playing by ear so much fun that she lost all interest in practicing and soon stopped taking lessons. She continued to develop her gift as she played everything from ballads to show tunes to hymns and worship music (always in the key of F). She used this gift many times to bless others and played at Pueblo Norte Assisted Living. She graduated from Garfield High School and with a bachelor’s in business from the University of Washington. She was one of a handful of women in the business program. When she was an Alpha Phi, she met her husband, Raymond Lester Horn, a Phi Kappa Sigma, at a fraternity-sorority exchange. Her Aunt Julia Fairservice had suggested to Ray that he should get to know Liz and the rest is history. Liz’s career at General Insurance lasted only a few years before she retired to be a full-time Mom to Victoria Elizabeth (Horn) Negvesky. They lived on Mercer Island until Ray was transferred to Chicago in 1965. The move to Chicago was difficult for Liz who never thought she would live away from her family. The Chicago winter was so cold that she brought Vicki back to Seattle to visit her parents and while she was away, the pipes froze on Ray! After a miserable winter, they transferred to Dallas, TX, which they enjoyed greatly. In 1968, they were transferred to Palos Verdes, CA then La Jolla, CA, and finally Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, AZ. “Welcome Wagon” and joining the local P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) helped her to feel at home in each new city. Liz cherished times with her daughter Vicki and their beloved grandchildren, Corinne, Jonathan, and Grace Negvesky when she visited Scranton, PA and when they came out to Scottsdale. She taught her daughter and all of her grandchildren to play solitaire by the age of 4 and enjoyed greatly playing three versions of competitive solitaire with them. A trip to the Grand Canyon with her grandchildren was a highlight. Liz received amazing care which improved the quality and length of her life from Mayo Hospital, Advanced Health Care, Silverado Memory Care, Swan Rehab, Scottsdale Healthcare, Home with Help, Advanced Home Care and Hospice of the Valley. Although the circumstances were not ideal, she was thrilled to have Vicki and Grace living with she and Ray for the past several years. She loved the excitement and energy they brought. Liz and Ray were members of Scottsdale Bible Church and attended Kihei Baptist Church when they were in Maui for July. Once Ray retired, they enjoyed escaping the Arizona heat by spending 4 months in Seattle and one month in Maui each summer. Liz spent over 5 months at Advanced Health Care, an amazing skilled nursing (rehab) facility in Scottsdale both as a resident and as an all-day every-day visitor when Ray was there. She spent more time than that in Mayo and felt fortunate to have such an amazing hospital nearby which saved her life 6 years ago and gave her and Ray more time together here. After her 3rd stroke, she spent her last two months in Silverado, an amazing Memory Care facility in Scottsdale, which strengthened her from being unable to get out of bed with two caregivers to where she was able to go home with Vicki and Grace for Mother’s Day. Silverado would get her dressed with makeup and hair fixed every morning. They also have enrichment activities every day which often include live sing-along music which Liz loved. Liz is most remembered for her beautiful smile, graciousness, kindness, gratitude and impeccable style. She always felt that carrying herself with class and dignity was a way of honoring those she was with. She was also very grateful for assistance as well as gifts and her thankfulness extended far beyond when she was no longer able to write her “Thank you” notes. I am so thankful for the past 6 years with my mom where I’ve had the opportunity to really get to know her as an adult, a lady, a believer in Jesus, a loving wife, a dedicated & loving mom, a kind & loving “Gammie,” and a faithful friend. What a wonderful legacy to be given. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crisis Pregnancy Center which gives many babies the gift of life and many mothers and fathers the support they need during a difficult time. Services Scottsdale, AZ - A viewing/celebration of her life will be held in at Messinger Indian School, 7601 E Indian School, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Seattle, WA - A viewing will be held in Seattle on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Acacia, 14951 Both Way NE, Seattle, WA 98155. The funeral/celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at Acacia, with a viewing prior to the service at 10:30 am. If you are unable to attend, but would like to see the service, please send your email address or cell number to me & I will send you a link when the video is complete. (This is in place of the Facebook Live mentioned earlier which we will not be doing.)

Thank you for being a special part of Liz’s life. She appreciated each and every one of you very much and so do I.

Love,

Vicki Negvesky

Vicki.mail2@gmail.com

(570)815-6083

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Entombment Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Elizabeth Anne Kefauver Horn

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