Rosella Hornbacher

Rosella Belle Hornbacher, 84, of American Falls, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. Rose was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Yakima, WA, to Sidney A. and Clara (Broughton) Crowder.
After graduating from Payette High School, she attended Boise Junior College and later Idaho State University where she received a degree in Medical Technology. Rose found employment in Pocatello, where she met and married Henry E. Hornbacher in 1972. They moved to Kimberly then Twin Falls, and finally to the family farm in American Falls where they welcomed two sons, Andrew and Matthew. Rose worked at Harms Memorial Hospital as a Medical Technologist until her retirement in 2004, after which she volunteered as a cook at the American Falls Senior Center. Monte Vista Hills Health Care Center provided excellent care for her in her final years, for which the family is grateful.
Rose enjoyed gardening, walks at the farm, teaching Sunday School, church activities and singing in the choir. In her later years, she even enjoyed riding with Henry on his motorcycle.
Rose is survived by her husband Henry; two sons, Andy (Kathy) Hornbacher of Jerome, Matt (Heather) Hornbacher of American Falls; and three grandsons, Alex, Quinn and Levi. Rose is also survived by two brothers, John and Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Daniel and David; and a sister, Marion (Robertson).
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at American Falls Community Church, 745 Bennett Avenue. Burial followed in the Falls View Cemetery. There was a viewing and family visitation Tuesday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

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