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Hulet passed peacefully away on the morning of January 7th. Recently Hulet successfully beat esophageal cancer and was recovering contentedly when he came down with congestive heart failure this past week. He had been living at his daughter’s lovely and loving Assisted Living Home in Pacific Grove since July. She was by his side when he died.

Hulet loved his family and friends, and as you know, was passionate about trails, parks, and the preservation of greenways. As he rested, he enjoyed reading about trail happenings throughout California and the country.

READ HULET’S OBITUARY ~ provided by his Family

Hulet Hornbeck’s Service – February 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
(click here for directions)
East Bay Regional Park District’s Tilden Park
Wildcat Canyon Road at Shasta Road, Berkeley, California
Brazilian Room

Hulet’s family can be reached at: Hornbeck Family, 1229 David Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

Read more about Hulet’s life in the “In Memoriam” section of our website.
Here is the direct link to his page:

"The Hulet Hornbeck Trail" Dedication Ceremony in 2005

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Hulet, the trails community both mourns your loss and celebrates your life! Thank you for lighting our way

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