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Van Horn, Jack T.



Jack Travis Van Horn, 91, a resident of Las Vegas, NM, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1925 in Coffeyville, KS to Fred B. and Ivy Ray Van Horn.

He graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1941 and attended Coffeyville Community college for one year and entered the U. S. Navy V-12 college training program at Washburn University. After one year at Washburn and a few months at Harvard Business School, he received a commission in the Navy Supply Corps and was assigned to Commander Service Forces in the Pacific where he served with distinction and earned three commendations: World War II Victory Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon. After leaving the service he completed college at the University of Kansas.

Jack worked for Gulf Oil Corporation working in Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, New Mexico, and Oregon. He was a senior unit supervisor of the Gulf Oil Corporation in Roswell and Hobbs and left Gulf Oil after 18 years to become the business manager at Illinois College. Jack then moved on to Portland, Oregon where he was business manager at the Portland Chiropractic College . After retirement he was employed at the business office of New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.

In 1958 he married Lucille Brangwin in Rockaway, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Lucille of the family home, one son, Fred (Tony) Van Horn of Rio Rancho, NM, and one grandson, Brandon Van Horn of Las Vegas. He was an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM and served on the Board of Trustees as well as treasurer of various Presbyterian churches throughout New Mexico.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM. The interment will follow at a later date in the family plot in the Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeeville, KS. In lieu of flowers, remembrances are to be sent to the Building Fund at the First United Presbyterian Church.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 25, 2016
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