Dora R. Townsend Jan. 30, 1938-Oct. 12, 2013


Dora Townsend
Dora Townsend
Dora R. Townsend, 75, of Hermiston, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. She was born on Jan. 30, 1938 in Bismarck, N.D., to Adam and Regina Gisinger Horning.

Dora came to Hermiston at the age of 5. She was a member of the Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, and Eagles Auxiliary. She had worked as a clerical specialist for more than 25 years for the Oregon State Police.She married Gene Townsend on Aug. 18, 1977 in Hermiston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Bruce J. Lytle and Randy L. Lytle; and brother, George Horning.

Dora is survived by her husband, Gene Townsend of Hermiston; two daughters, Cynthia M. Binge of Everett, Wash., and Cara J. Hosley of Hermiston; three brothers, Pius Horning and Dennis Horning, both of Hermiston, and Fred Horning of Pendleton; three stepchildren, Ed Townsend of Mill Creek, Wash., Jackie Nutter and Julie Ybarra, both of Spokane, Wash.,; and numerous grandchildren.

Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.