Chester A. Horning |

Chester A. Horning

A celebration of life will take place at a later date for Chester A. “Chet” Horning, who died March 2, 2005, at Carson City, Nev. He was 84.

Chet was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Newark, N.J., to Frank and Emma Horning. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he settled in California and owned a service station in Berkeley. He married Dorothy Ross Aug. 14, 1943. He moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1962, where he was employed with the South Lake Tahoe Public Utility District. In 1965 he worked in the building inspection department. He then returned to STUPD, where he worked until his retirement in 1982. He enjoyed painting, gardening, snorkeling, fishing, golf and most of all the Caribbean, where he and his wife visited many times.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ross Horning of Carson City; and son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Dany Horning of South Lake Tahoe. He was preceded in death by his son, Lee Horning, and brother, Andrew Horning.

Arrangements are by Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City.

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