Friday, January 31, 2014

William L. Horton

     William L. Horton, 83, of Caldwell, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at a care facility in Caldwell, Idaho.

     He was born in Esbon, Kan., on Sept. 1, 1930, to Harry and Ethel Horton. When Bill was 6, the family moved to Idaho. Bill had three brothers—Arden, Paul and Neil.

     After graduating from high school in Caldwell, where he was on the boxing team, he served four years in the Navy, spending time aboard the USS Bradford. After his service, he married Beverly “Rick” Brown, and they had three wonderful children—Billie, Brent and Beverly. In 1980, Bill married Carol Shepherd in Garden City, Idaho.

     Bill’s life was meat cutting, having been employed by Albertsons, M&W, and D’Allesandro’s. Bill retired as store manager of Atkinsons’ in Hailey at age 62. He enjoyed fly fishing, woodworking, cross-country skiing, vacationing in his fifth wheel and best of all spending time with his grandchildren.

     Bill is survived by his wife, Carol; brother, Neil (Cindy) Horton; children Billie (Lisa) Horton, Brent (Tracy) Horton and Beverly (Bob) Burnett; grandchildren Angela (Kent) Dixon, Eric Hoyle, Daniel, Aaron and Anndrea Horton; great-grandchildren Tidas, Elliott and Solomon Dixon, and Makaila Horton; three step-children, Margaret Hansen, Marian Shepherd and Linda Evans; as well as many nieces and nephews.

     At his request, there will be no memorial service. Cremation is under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, and condolences can be given at

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