Gailard Horney

November 1919 – September 2011

Gay was born in Iowa to Claude and Vera Horney in 1919. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, raising rare breeds of chickens and was a member of numerous square dance clubs. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Riverbank.

Gay is survived by his wife Mildred Horney; son Gaylord Horney of Riverbank, daughter LeeAnn Dubois of Colorado; sister Virginia Cason of Modesto; step children Larry Yeakel and Carol Goldsmith both of Turlock; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many step grand and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Alan Horney.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, September 6 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Graveside service will be held at Burwood Cemetery on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.


  1. My sympathies reach out to you in your loss. I’m thankful for the happy years you had together. May God’s comfort and peace be yours through these days. Donna Cohagan Sep 04, 2011 Modesto, CA

  2. Gay was a fine gentlemman in every sense of the word, and he was an extraordinary square dancer. He will be remembered and missed by many, many folks. Jack & Velma Snodgrass Sep 06, 2011 Modesto, CA

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Your family was our next door neighbors when you lived on Panama Ave. ( Harold and Ellen Olsen – Ann and myself Margie) LeeAnn use to play in our play house. I often wondered about your family and wondered where
    you moved to. A 92 year old lady, Fran Hover was the one who told me about your father’s death. She went to his church. She was a dear friend of my mom and dad’s. We are now her caregivers since she has no family. She is living at Dale Commons here in Modesto.
    Marge Olsen Scheuber Sep 28, 2011 modesto, CA

  4. You were a wonderful father-in-law to me, father to my husband and caring grandfather to all our children. We were so blessed to be a part of your life and we are comforted to know you are with our Lord. You were a man of many skills which were: Santa
    Claus, homemade incream maker, gardener, carpenter, square dancer, raising exotic chickens, accountant, Merchant Marine and Board of Director of our family. Your family has always looked up to you and we will miss you dearly. Rochelle Horney Sep 03, 2011 Riverbank,

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