Dorothy Horne

Dorothy Horne, a retired first grade teacher, is a freelance writer, author, speaker and contributing columnist and blogger for the Longview News-Journal. She was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dorothy and her late husband, Byron, were married in 1977 and moved to Longview from Dallas in 1986. He was diagnosed in 2011 with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and died in May of 2018 at age 69.

Dorothy wrote columns about their journey throughout the course of Byron’s illness to help raise awareness about the disease, and also to share about God’s grace and provision in the midst of it. In 2015, she self-published a collection of these columns in her first book, “Glimpses of Grace: Walking in Hope through Alzheimer’s and Ordinary Days.” (A second collection of columns chronicling the remainder of their Alzheimer’s journey will be published in late 2020.) Also in 2015, Dorothy was humbled and honored to receive 1st Place in AAA Blogs in the annual TAPME (Texas Associated Press Managing Editors) Excellence in Journalism Awards state conference.

Dorothy remains passionate about advocating for and finding ways to help caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. She feels blessed to be part of this dedicated and hard-working group of volunteers serving on the ETAA Board.

Dorothy has two daughters and four grandsons. She enjoys being with her family and friends, reading, writing, trail-walking, cycling and traveling.

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