Center Ossipee, NH
Thurley Ann Horne, 80, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 17th, 2023 while being hugged and surrounded by her family.
Thurley was born May 15, 1942 in Lynn Massachusetts to parents of William D. Perry (d. 2000) and Thurley Ann Perry (d. 1997). She is survived by children: Robert G. Horne (b. 1966), Melanie A. Horne Lauth Ross (b. 1968), Jenny L. Starbird (b. 1971), Charles M. Starbird (b. 1973), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, her younger brother William Perry, and many aunts/uncles and cousins.
Her early childhood started in Lynn MA until her family moved to Dover and they summered in Ossipee- where she was an avid hiker and belonged to an Appalachian Trail Club. After graduating from Dover High School, she met and married Robert G. Horne ‘Bob’ (d. 1999) of Somersworth. Together (with their love for the outdoors) they established the popular Gitchee Gumee campground, lived in Melvin Village as active and respected members, and later moved to Dover. It was there they started their journey as foster parents for many children and were recognized by the Governor several times as a notable foster family. Eventually, their love for the Ossipee area brought them back north, where they built their small farm. To this day, their children continue to use the lessons they learned about gardening, canning, and raising animals. (Homemade grape jelly or pickles anyone?)
In addition to Thurley’s love to foster pre-adopt infants/children and homemaker, she earned an Associate of Business Science from Hesser College, was a licensed LNA, cared for infants in Huggins Hospital, volunteered for Ossipee Concerned Citizens, provided in-home care for elderly, and worked at the National Passport Company.
Thurley/Mom/Grammie/GG was quick to smile, loved to retell stories of life’s capers and share the antics of her kitties and the ancient Miss Dove. She will be missed and remembered by the many lives she touched. We are heartbroken she left this world early but comforted that she “gets to be with Bob again”. We will always love and miss her.
Calling hours will be Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 6-8 pm. Eastern Star Service/Calling Hours at Lord Funeral Home 50 Moultonville Rd., Ctr. Ossipee NH 03814
Church Service & Reception (w/Graveside Blessing) will be Sunday, April 30: 2-4 pm at the First Congregational Church, 50 NH-16B, Ctr. Ossipee, NH 03814
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Lakes Region Animal Society and the Ossipee Concerned Citizens to help the elderly care for their pets.
Lord Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, www.lordfuneralhome.com.
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