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Archie Thomas Horton

  • Birth 20 Oct 1917 Chelan County, Washington, USA
  • Death 28 Oct 2010
  • Burial Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 61108925

Archie Thomas Horton, 93, of Mount Vernon, passed away at home, in the loving presence of his wife.

Archie was born in Lake Chelan, Washington, and had lived north of Tiger, Washington, and in the Tri-Cities, before attending school at Cheney, where he met the love of his life, Bea Drury.

They married in Grand Coulee in 1940. (November 2 would have been their 70th wedding anniversary.)

World War II started, and they moved to the Seattle area, and Archie worked at Boeing. He felt he needed to volunteer in 1943 for the Army Air Force, where he served until February 1946. After the war, they moved to Pullman where they built a house, and he graduated from WSU in 1950.

They moved to the west side, and Archie retired after more than 30 years at Boeing. They lived in Shorewood in Burien from 1958 until 2007, and were active members of St. Paul's of Shorewood Lutheran Church until health restricted attending. Archie always was open to help anyone for the asking.

Archie had many hobbies. He was a Scout Master at St Paul's in the 1960s. He was a bridge player, mushroom hunter, rock collector, gold miner, and stamp and coin collector. He loved hunting, fishing, backpacking, even doing backpacking into his 70s in the North Cascades. He was able to pass on some of the skills of his hobbies and his knowledge to his sons and others that wanted to learn.

Archie was the second of six children born to Thomas and Charlotte Horton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Daisy Stewart; and brothers: George, Myrton and Maxwell Horton.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Bea Horton; one remaining brother, Jim Horton, of Waterville; two sons: David Horton (Gaylynne), of Lynnwood, and Doug Horton (Teri), of Mount Vernon; and six grandchildren: Michael, David, Melissa, Matthew, Lisa and Katie.

There will be no service upon Archie's wishes. His remains will be inurned at Hawthorne Cemetery in Mount Vernon, WA in the Veterans Section.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company from November 4 to November 7, 2010


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  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 4 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61108925
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archie Thomas Horton (20 Oct 1917–28 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61108925, citing Hawthorne Memorial Park, Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .