MARILYN ROSE LEVY HORN, a former stewardess and community volunteer committed to making a difference in the world, passed away peacefully in her home on May 24, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was 84.
Following her work for Eastern Airlines in the 1950’s, Horn did volunteer work with public TV station WYES and was a tireless worker for the Ozanam Inn. She also served in the Women’s Auxiliary of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1980 for then-candidate, Ronald Reagan.
Horn was most proud of her groundbreaking work to create and pass legislation to protect and assist children with learning disabilities.
A woman of beauty and grace her whole life. She had her own sense of style and elegance that permeated everything that she did. An opera enthusiast, she also enjoyed the popular tunes of Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand and the Beatles, often belting out the songs as she traveled in her family conveyance.
She was an avid gardener, enjoyed planning parties and was a fantastic cook, making sure to pass these interests on to her children and others.
Preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Raymond (Jack) E. Horn, Jr. and by her grandson, Raymond E. Horn IV, she is survived by her children Stacy Horn Koch, (Thomas); Raymond E. Horn III; John Parker Horn; Michael Carroll Horn, (Angela); Mary Elizabeth Horn and Kathleen (Kappa) Byrnes Horn; and four grandchidren.
A memorial service took place today, Friday June 2, 2017, conducted by Rabbi Robert Loewy at 3:30 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130.