Twila L. Hornbeck, 83

Twila L. Hornbeck passed away peacefully in the early morning on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 in her home at the age of 83. Twila was born February 12, 1936, in Grangeville, to Marion and Zelma McPherson. She married John Hornbeck on April 15, 1955, and they had three children: Mike, Pat, & Deena.

Twila was very involved in politics and her community. She always made her opinion known and was unwavering in her principles. She spent most of her life in multiple organizations such as the Grangeville Hospital Board and eight years in the Idaho State House of Representatives. Twila was a huge Seahawks football fan. She loved to be outdoors. She would take her grandchildren to fairs, flower shopping, and they would sit and watch the hummingbirds outside the windows of her home. She loved to spend time with family & friends.

Twila is survived by her husband, John Hornbeck, and their children, Mike Hornbeck, Pat Hornbeck, & Deena Chambers (Phil). Her sister Donna Hellyer. She had two grandchildren, Darren Wren and Caitlen Schaefer (Matt). She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Virginia Currin.

A viewing will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, March 17th at Blackmer Funeral home for those who would like to attend. A funeral service was held at 4:00 pm, Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grangeville Christian Church, 402 W South 1st St, Grangeville, ID 83530.A graveside prayer to follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville. You may submit condolences online at

Condolences to the family of Twila L. Hornbeck, 83

  • Margie and Steve Pratt says:

    Sorry to hear of Twila’s passing. Our condolences to the family. Sincerely, Steve and Margie Pratt

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