PALM BAY, Fla. - Vyoma Wells Horner, age 89, of Soper, Okla. married Rayburn Horner, of Denison, Texas on March 20th, 1940 in Durant, Okla. World War II disrupted their married bliss until they were reunited in Denison at the end of the war. Rayburn attended seminary in Waxahachie, Texas and became an Assembly of God minister. Her son, Dennis was born soon after Rayburn's return from war, while residing in Waxahachie. Vyoma accompanied Rayburn in all his moves between churches in Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas.|
After years of moving around, Vyoma finally settled into her home in Denison, Texas where the family lived until her son joined the Army in 1965. With a busy husband, and an "empty nest," Vyoma went to work at Texas Instruments in Sherman, Texas. Rayburn had a series of strokes and passed away in 1984, leaving Vyoma alone. She retired shortly after this time and enjoyed the breaks in monotony that visits from her son, his wife, and their two children offered her.
When her son realized in 2010 that Vyoma's good health was in question, he convinced her to come with him to central Florida, where he had retired in 2009. Vyoma had suffered a couple of minor strokes, known as TIA's early in 2010, and within a month of arriving in Florida, suffered a full seizure. Although it took nearly a year for Vyoma to fully recover, with continuing memory loss, she became a popular friend to many people in the Assisted Living Facility. Over the course of time between 2011 and June of 2014, her son was approached by dozens of people expressing their fondness for Vyoma.
On June 22nd, 2014, Vyoma suffered another seizure while in a rehab facility and passed away in the Emergency Room within three hours of initial onset. She had entered a coma, and was relieved of suffering and pain by this blessing. She will be missed by a large community of friends and healthcare professionals who have come to know her in Florida, as well as friends and relatives in Texas.
Vyoma is survived by her son, Dennis, of Palm Bay, Florida, her sister, Hilda of San Antonio, Texas, two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday June, 27, 2014 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Family visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home.
Condolence may be registered at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home located at 604 W. Main St. in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat on June 25, 2014