May 11, 2004

Burton Lee Vanhorn, 60, died of a heart attack at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston Tuesday, May 11, 2004.  He was born August 1, 1943, to Elizabeth and Gilbert Vanhorn in Sidney, Neb.  The family lived in Chappell, Neb., Arlington, Wa., Colville, Wa., and Troy, Mont, before settling in Lewiston in 1953.

Burt graduated from Lewiston High School in 1961.  He spent one year working at Seabrook Farms before entering the U.S. Navy in 1962.  After spending two years active duty in the Navy, he returned to Lewiston and began working for Potlatch Corp. in 1964, where he worked through the ranks on the paper machines and became a supervisor.  He married Joan Farris March 15, 1969, in Lewiston where they continued to live and make their home.

His hobbies included fishing, rod building, fly tying, gardening, camping and talking fishing with his buddies.

Survivors include his wife, Joan, of Lewiston; a son, Gilburt Vanhorn of Mountlake Terrace, Wa., his mother, Elizabeth Chamberlin of Lewiston; a brother, Don and LouAnn Vanhorn of Lewiston; and two sisters, Karen and Jerry Spragg of Wenatchee, Wa.; and Judy and Rick Jackson of Lewiston.  His father, Gilbert Vanhorn, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.  The Rev. David Tucker will officiate.  Burial will be at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.