OBITUARY

David Russell Van Horne

January 30, 1942February 2, 2013

Passed away peacefully after a long illness on February 2, 2013 at his home with family present. He was born to Harold and Grace Van Horne on January 30, 1942 in Spokane WA. He graduated from Riverside High School and married his high school sweetheart in 1960. He spent 18 years as a Respiratory Therapist with 15 of those years in Jacksonville, FL. Upon returning to Spokane in 1980 he worked in the cabinet business until eventually going to work at Federal Express as a courier and CSA agent from which he retired after 18 years. After retirement he wasn’t ready to slow down and held other jobs; the favorite of which was as “Santa” at the CDA mall and other events including the Air Nat’l Guard Christmas parties and visiting nursing homes. He was very talented and was a ‘Jack of all trades and master of most’. Enjoyed playing his guitar, singing Karaoke, woodworking, motorcycles and old cars. He was preceded in death by both parents and his older sister, Janet. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine, their son Rod (Jen), two grandchildren, Brittney and Quinton, his sister, Merrie Lynn Higgins (Sam), his brother Steve (Kellie) and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. At his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of David to the Children’s Tumor Foundation at http://ctf.kintera.org/nfenychalf2013/janetcarney.

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Gina & Tom Emory

February 21, 2013

Tom and I were stunned to hear of Dave's passing. It seems like just yesterday he was delivering packages in downtown Sandpoint. I remember seeing him sitting at Nick's Espresso on the Cedar Street Bridge during his lunch break, reading a book. We had many conversations about books we were reading. He got me interested in Elmore Leonard's books. He and Tom worked together for what seems like years. Dave was one of my favorite people. I didn't know he was the Santa at the CdA Mall, but it makes perfect sense. He was one of the jolliest people I've ever known. We are both so sorry for your loss. He really was one of the nicest, kindest, most interesting people we've ever known. He will be sorely missed. When he retired from FedEx, Tom really missed him. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

February 17, 2013

So very sorry to hear about David passing away. We remember the good "old car" times. Phyllis and Bud

Jenny Kellogg Broadhead

February 17, 2013

David was a great cousin to me and I couldn't have asked for a better one. I will remember him always as a happy, jolly guy with a smile that would lite you up! David I loved you and even though we didn't get to see each other near as much as either of us wanted too, you were and will always be very, very special in my eyes. Hug your Sis, Uncle Harold and Aunt Grace for me..I will love you forever...

Merrie Lynn Higgins

February 13, 2013

Will miss you David! Thank you for being a caring & protective big brother. I know you had compassion for people & a huge caring heart! You had to leave us way to early but I know you must be having a wonderful reunion with Dad, Mom & Janet! And you are now in perfect health!

Dan and Dianna Wallinder

February 11, 2013

Van Horne Family,

We were greatly saddened to learn of Dave's passing. We want to express our sorrow to the entire family at this time of great sorrow. Although we have not been in touch for some time, we think of Dave and you, Elaine, whenever we come into Spokane through your area and wonder how you are. We had a lot of fun at the fairs.

Ducky

February 11, 2013

Sorry for your loss Rod & Jen~

kellie mosd

February 11, 2013

So sorry to hear about David. We so enjoyed our time at Spirit Lake in great part due to you both and your families. Sending you healing hugs as you all go thru this. Kellie Moss & Robert Christiansen

February 10, 2013

David showed me the true meaning of being a parent and grandparent. He was fair and honest with wealth of compassion. I will always love him and be proud to call him "Dad". I am thankful for the time I got to spend with him. He was taken too soon and will be greatly missed.

Quinton Van Horne

February 9, 2013

He was a great, great man and will be greatly missed by all friends and family, without him and of course my grandmother I wouldn't have been presented with the great opportunity's I had, he will be missed by family and anyone else who was given the opportunity to know how good of a man he was.

Quinton Van Horne

February 9, 2013

He was a great, great man and will be greatly missed by all friends and family, without him and of course my grandmother I wouldn't have been presented with the great opportunity's I had, he will be missed by family and anyone else who was given the opportunity to know how good of a man he was