| September/October 1982

EDDIE H. HORNBAKER, 63, lifelong Herndon resident, died May 1982 at Fairfax Hospital in Reston. Mr. Hornbaker retired after 26 years of service as a salesman with Sears Roebuck Company.

During World War II, Mr. Hornbaker served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Association and the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association.

He will be missed by many who knew him well.

EDWIN A. 'ED' VALENTINE, 81, of Orville, Washington, died May 27, 1982. He served in the armed forces and was a mechanic by trade until his retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Orville Catholic Church, American Legion, VFW, founder of Orville Senior Citizens, Machinist Union, Okanogan Historical Society, Western Steam Friends Association and he did a great deal of work to preserve and rebuild the 'Ghost Town' of Molson, Washington. Before his death, he was gathering photographic and personal histories on old homesteads in Okanogan County.

He was a true pioneer in his efforts to preserve early history and Western Steam Friends Association has lost one of its most faithful members. His historical work will be carried on by his good friend, Harry Sherling, of Orville.

Submitted by Walt Thayer, Wenatchee, Washington.


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