|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1904|
|Death: ||May 6, 1995|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great- grandfather, mentor and friend, Seymour Y. Horton "Sy", age 90, passed away peacefully May 6, 1995, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Seymour was born October 17, 1904, in Marion, Utah, the son of Walter S. Horton and Leona S. Pack. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1921 to 1923 where he learned the trade of butchering. He married Anna R. Johnson on August 7, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Seymour was a high priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served with Anna in the Salt Lake LDS Temple as a temple worker for seven years.
Seymour purchased his father's grocery business at 2701 South State Street in So. Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1941. The business, which he named Horton's Cash Store, was successfully operated by him and Anna for over 25 years. Seymour had an uncanny ability to recognize the good in young people who were struggling with life and often invited them to work with him in the store where he could help them to realize their worth and capabilities. His children also learned to give an honest day's labor as they accepted their assigned "shifts" at the store.
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Seymour fought his way through many serious illnesses and surgeries; and through his example and determination, taught his posterity and associates the true meaning of unconditional love, charity, integrity, self-discipline, tenacity, endurance and attitude. He loved life and called each new day a special blessing from God. Seymour was deeply loved by his children and posterity. We will be eternally grateful for all he as done for us.
Survivors include his son Leland (Mary) Horton; two daughters, Darlene (Darwin) Parkin, Carolyn Horton-Crabtree (G. Richard); and daughter-in-law, Katherine W. Horton; sisters, Beatrice Leonard, Clarice Sumpter and Nell Williams; 27 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren. Dad and Mom's family numbered 154.
Preceded in death by son Dexter S., grandson Justin, great-granddaughter Sommer Lynn Burton, and brother W. Harold Horton, M.D.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, May 10, 1995, at the East Mill Creek Stake Center, 3103 East 3600 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the stake center on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Funeral directors, The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.
Our special thanks to Dr. Larry V. Staker, the Hospice nurses Meg, SueAnn, Anna and Shirleen, and grandchildren Patricia, Barbara, SueAnn, Bruce, Karen and Korin, who assisted us in caring for our father at home until his death.
Printed in the Deseret Newpaper
Walter Serene Horton (1879 - 1968)
Leonainie Seraph Pack Horton (1881 - 1958)
Anna Johnson Horton (1904 - 1992)
Darlene Horton Parkin (1927 - 2011)*
Walter Harold Horton (1902 - 1981)*
Seymour Young Horton (1904 - 1995)
Beatrice Horton Leonard (1906 - 1997)*
Clarice Horton Sumpter (1909 - 2002)*
Nell Horton Williams (1910 - 1998)*
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
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Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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Uncle Sy, It was always fun to walk to your store and buy penny candy. We'd be choosing things for hours. We miss you.|
Added: Jun. 4, 2009