Horace M. Ashabranner

September 4, 1928May 17, 2013
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Horace Monroe Ashabranner, 84, died on May 17, 2013. Horace was born at home in Burnet , Texas, on Sep. 4, 1928, to Hiram Thomas (“Tom”) Ashabranner and Vivian Merle Davis. He was a fifth-generation Texan. Horace served twenty-one months in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He went on to become a successful homebuilder in the greater Houston area where he founded and ran his own company, Trendex Homes. Horace is survived by his children: Tom Ashabranner and wife Marti, Don Ashabranner and wife Lisa, Clair Berno and husband Mike. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Horace was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 56 years (Eileen), as well as two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Forest Park East Funeral Home. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Stuart Solomon for the compassionate care he has given to both Horace and Eileen over the past twenty years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Houston Hospice or to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Horace M. Ashabranner

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Rayburn Ashabranner

June 4, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

donny bennett

May 23, 2013

sorry for your loss very good parents loved them very much Donny bennett

Bob Goodson

May 23, 2013

Cousins, I'm so very sad and sorry for your loss. Even though our visits were few, I will always cherish the memories of my Uncle Horace.

Adelle Dickens-Wood

May 22, 2013

Horace has been a good friend and class mate many years. We completd all our school years together here at Burnet. He will be missed.

Marti Ashabranner

May 22, 2013

Pops I will miss our Friday mornings together, our lunch outings and our college football months! It is hard for me to look across the street and knowing you are not there. Thank you for welcoming me and my family into your life. I love you & Mom, yall were the best in-laws, grandpa and grandma that anyone could ever ask for. Your memories will last a lifetime.

Mitchell Duggan

May 21, 2013

Sorry bout your Dad. i lost mine about 25 yrs ago. you are blessed. i have not forgotten your name or Pat Tinsley - i stil talk to Rick Havens every once and a while. agian sorry for your loss. Mitch