Jonathan Horner, a decade-long resident of the Twisp area, passed away Oct. 29 at Harmony House in Brewster, Washington, after a battle with cancer, aged 74. He was the son of John and Catherine Horner of Seattle, and brother of Jack Horner (all deceased), and leaves four siblings, Jill Horner of Santa Maria, California; Chris Horner of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bethany Horner of Simi Valley, California; and Stephanie Horner Rainbolt of Austin, Texas. He will be mourned by them and by his relatives in Mazama, Seattle, Madison, Wisconsin, the Netherlands, England and elsewhere around the world, and by the many friends and neighbors in the Methow Valley who came to know him and his beloved canine companions Kody and Ripley.
Growing up, Jonathan lived all over Europe and the Middle East, and later in New York, Seattle and Phoenix before finding his true home in Twisp. He worked at Boeing for many years, among other occupations. He was an avid audiophile and environmentalist, well-known for his efforts to clear underbrush to prevent spread of forest fires near his and his neighbors’ homes along Newby Creek and Howerton Roads. He was a reader and thinker who loved to discuss ideas and ponder our human condition with others.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Genevieve’s Church in Twisp at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 (masks required). In lieu of flowers or cards, the family asks those who wish to mark his memory to donate in his name to the animal rescue service of their choice.