|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1922|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 2008|
Los Angeles County
Anne Richards Horton, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend to so many, passed away quietly at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California on April 10, 2008, from complications of lymphoma.
She was born January 29, 1922 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City to Preston D. and Barbara Howell Richards.
Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was a child, and she grew up in Beverly Hills with her brother, Preston and sisters, Ruth and Barbara (Babs). She attended the University of Utah for one year, where she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma, and made many friends.
She graduated from UCLA as a history major, and married Dr. Creighton Clark Horton in the Salt Lake Temple on October 1, 1946. Together she and her husband, a Pasadena Internist, raised their four children in San Marino, California, where they lived for over 50 years.
A lifelong and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she served in many leadership and teaching callings throughout her life. She had a deep love of country and took a keen interest in politics, in part fueled from her youth by her father's campaign to represent Utah in the U.S. Senate.
She loved her heritage and kept close ties throughout her life with close and distant relatives alike. She looked for and found the good in others, and was a loyal and reliable friend. She loved her family unconditionally and was always a compassionate advocate.
She loved her home in San Marino, the ancestral family cabin in Mount Air Canyon, where she and her husband spent time every summer, and the family home in Palm Springs where so many friends and family came to visit, relax and enjoy each other's company.
She loved nature and the annual spring pilgrimages to the Yosemite Valley. She will be particularly remembered for her love of life, her sense of humor, and for the enthusiasm and positive attitude that characterized everything she did. And she will be remembered for the wisdom and sound advice she gave to the many who were drawn to seek her counsel.
A special bond of love and dedication between her and her husband lasted a lifetime and served as an inspiration to us all. She had a wonderful life and leaves behind a legacy of love that will never be forgotten. So influential in all our lives, she now becomes our Guardian Angel.
She is survived by her husband, Creighton; her children, Eve Horton Chamberlain (Douglas), Creighton C. Horton II (Jolene), Barbara Joan Evans (Richard), and Joseph Richards Horton (Ann); and by 16 grand-children and 15 great-grand-children, who all adored her. Preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Ruth (Jackson) and Barbara (Rolapp). She is also survived by her brother, Preston D. Richards, Jr. (Beverly) of Salt Lake City.
A graveside service will be held in the northwest section of the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and "N" Street on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11 a.m., where she will be buried beside the parents she so dearly loved, and with whom she has been joyfully reunited. In honor of our mother's wishes, there will be no viewing.
Published in the Deseret News from 4/16/2008 - 4/17/2008.
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Apr 15, 2008
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