John R. Horton

Aug 27, 2013 Staff

John R. Horton died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 84 years old.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Davis Funeral Home, and funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tim Senter of the Grace Bible Church in Lander officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with committal rites by the Riverton Masonic Lodge 26 AF&AM.

John Raemon Horton was born June 29, 1929, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Kenneth R. and Olive D. (Glass) Horton.

He attended a one-room schoolhouse for his first six years of schooling in Belvedere, Ill. He then attended junior high and high school also in Belvedere, Ill.

On April 14, 1959, he married Evelyn Matthews in Cody.

He was a treasurer for the Riverton Sertoma Club and for the first halfway house in Riverton. He was a member of the Disabilities from Lander W.S.T.S. and was a part-time driver for Community Entry Services.

He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1978 and was a master from 1999 to 2000. He was a high priest in the Royal Arch Masons and a member of the Knights Templar. He also was on the Boys Advisory Counsel for Demolay for four years.

He was a member of the Grace Bible Church in Lander.

His family said he enjoyed spending time and working at his home and in his shop, yard and flowers.

He is survived by his sons, Ronald Horton and his wife Della of Riverton, John and Marlene Horton of Rockford, Ill., Mark and his wife Kathy of Denver; stepson Thomas and his wife Velma Thomas of California; daughter Connie Lawson and her husband Ron of Belvedere, Ill.; brothers David Horton of South Dakota, Robert Horton of Illinois and Charles Horton of Illinois; sister Julie Howe of Illinois; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sons Allan and Matthew; stepson Wayne Oswald; and brother Moritz Horton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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