HORRE, Lila E.

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Age 88, of North Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Fair Haven, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2012, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center with her daughter by her side. Lila was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and spent her childhood there graduating from Dickinson High School in 1941. She then went on to attend Katharine Gibbs School in New York where she earned a degree in business and secretarial skills. Mrs. Horre worked for the United States Army Intelligence G-2 during World War II. After the war she was employed by the Automobile Club of New York as well as D?Arcy Advertising. From 1967 to 1985 she worked at Charles of the Ritz in Holmdel, New Jersey, as executive secretary to the senior vice-president of research and development. Upon retiring she went on to work part-time at Monmouth University. Some of Lila?s fondest memories were of spending summers at her family home in Yankee Lake, New York, and after moving to New Jersey spending countless hours at the beach in Sea Bright. She so enjoyed her annual trips to Florida that after she retired she divided her time between there and New Jersey. She was an avid reader, a crossword puzzle expert, but most of all she will be remembered for her unique sense of style and her love of decorating. She was predeceased by her parents, Hilma Matson and James Allen, and her husbands, William M. Evans, and Warren G. Horre. She is survived by her daughters, Teri Bumber and her husband, Bob, of Brick, New Jersey, and Pamela Evans O?Connor of North Palm Beach, her grandsons, William Bumber and his wife, Sara, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and Christopher O?Connor of North Palm Beach, and her darling great granddaughters, Mary Kate Bumber and Emily Marcella Bumber. Many other extended family members and friends will mourn her loss. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Friday, November 30, at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. A service will take place at 11:30 AM followed by entombment at the Holmdel Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. For more information or to send condolences please visit

Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2012