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Ivy B. Horr, Leaving a Legacy


Ivy Buchler Horr was a resident of Glenburn near Fall River Mills from 1930 to her death in 1982. Born in El Dorado County, Ivy went on to attend Chico State College and received a teaching degree. Teaching led her to Round Mountain where she soon met and married Harry Horr of Glenburn. Together they raised cattle, hay and grain on the Horr Ranch until Harry’s death in 1966. After his death Ivy sold some of the Horr Ranch land to the State of California for Parks and Recreation Land. Soon thereafter she began a lumber supply company in Fall River Valley called Blue Heron Lumber. The rest of her life was devoted to the company, to traveling to other countries including New Zealand, Africa, Ireland and Russia on agricultural tours, and giving back to the Fall River community. She earned the honor of Fall River’s Citizen of the Year in 1981 “for being an honest business person who provides many job opportunities for the community.” In 1982, Ivy lost a battle with cancer, but her legacy remains through the Ivy B. Horr Medical Education Fund.

Ivy created a trust before she passed through which low interest loans are awarded to students from Shasta, Lassen, Trinity, Tehama, Modoc & Siskiyou Counties pursuing an education in medicine. The trust, which had been held at Shasta College, was recently transferred to the Community Foundation for permanent administration. To date over 150 people have benefited from the generosity of Ivy B. Horr, with many more to benefit in the future.

Related Fund: Ivy B. Horr Endowed Medical Education Fund



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