Buddie Lou Horn was born in Durant, OK to Elijah Moses “Bud” Wyatt and Rena Gammill Wyatt. Buddie Lou graduated from Durant High School in 1949. She then continued her education on at Southeastern State University graduating with a teaching degree in 1953. Her first teaching job was near Monroe, OK where she met the love of her life James E. Horn. Buddie and James were then married at her Aunt’s house in Van Nuys, CA on June 5, 1954. Buddie and James had a short teaching stint and lived in Buffalo, KS from 1956 to 1958. In 1958, Buddie and James took the brave move to sunny California and settled down in La Puente ,CA. They were both teachers in the Hudson School District which became the Hacienda La Puente USD. Buddie was a home-economics teacher at Newton Jr High, Fairgrove Jr. High, and Grandview Jr. High until her retirement in 1988.