Velia Barney Horrocks | Obituary

May 27, 1937 — January 18, 2022

Velia Barney Horrocks, 84, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Lori, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. She was visited by her four children before her death.

Velia was born on May 27, 1937 in Payson, Utah. She moved to Washington in July 1967. She lived in Edmonds and Redmond, Washington before moving to her current home in Kelso, Washington.

Her favorite hobbies included caring for over 80 rhododendrons in her garden, hiking to waterfalls, quilting, making puzzles, and visiting family and friends. She has hiked hundreds of trails all over the United States on her waterfall quests. She made over 200 quilts and donated them all to family, friends and causes. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite calling was working with elementary school children. She had her own accountancy business for many years and maintained a few accounts until her death.

She married Donald Fay Horrocks on October 21, 1966. He predeceased her on April 23, 2021.

She is survived by her four children, N. Randall Bruner, N. Wendell Bruner, Lori Horrocks Godfrey and Jennifer Tyler. She was the grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 900 11th Ave., Longview, Washington. She will be buried next to her husband at Green Hills Crematorium and Cemetery in Kelso.

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