May 152013

Deanna Dee Hornbake, 72, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 6, 2013, after a short illness, with her family at her bedside. A private family memorial service will be held at her ranch in Concho in the near future.
Deanna Dee and her twin sister, Leanna Lee, were born Feb. 20, 1941, to June and Lambert Ward in Syracuse, Kan. 

She grew up on a ranch in Stephenville, Texas, until her sophomore year of high school. She finished high school in Fort Morgan, Colo., and attended Colorado State University for one year before marrying Bill Myers of Phoenix, in June 1962.
Dee and Bill had two children, Leslie and Jeff.
She married her second husband, Jim Hornbake, in 1976 in Scottsdale. They retired to a ranch in Concho in 1990. 

Dee was a very accomplished golfer and believed in giving back to the game that she loved. She dedicated many years to the Arizona Women’s Golf Association and Arizona Junior Girls Golf. In 2005, Dee was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.
She had a great love of animals, enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, gardening, bowling, going to the beach, hunting for seashells, watching sunsets and enjoying her family.
Dee will always be remembered as a caring, compassionate, kind person. She had the ability to make people feel special. She will be missed by so many, especially her family and her loyal, devoted yellow lab, Beau. 

Those left to treasure her memories include her husband, Jim Hornbake; her mother, June Perdue; her twin sister, Leanna Lee Constance; her daughter, Leslie (Jim); her son, Jeff (Cindy); her nephew, Travis (Shannon, Dalton and Moya); her niece, Kim (Kasper and Keegan); and her six grandchildren Briana, Brittney, Kayla, Kyle, Michael and Justin.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lambert Ward.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Best Friends Animal Society at, Wild Animal Sanctuary at or Hospice Foundation of the White Mountains, P.O. Box 1975, Lakeside, Ariz. 85929.Hornbake, Deanna obit
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.