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HORTON, EDWARD G. BEAR
HORTON, Edward G. 'Bear' Born Oct. 12, 1946, in Glendale, Calif. Passed away Oct. 12, 2011, in Vancouver, Wash., on his 65th birthday. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War 1964 to 1968. He worked 36 years as an electrician for So. Cal Edison in Lancaster and Palmdale, Calif. He retired to Battle Ground, Wash., to fish and enjoy his family. He enjoyed singing with Soma Voce at his church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Horton and Dorita (Chicas) Williams; his parents-in-law, Buddy and Julie Reeder, his sister, Patricia Wright, and his infant granddaughter Mackenzie Hopkins. Survived by his wife of 42 years Joanne (Reeder) Horton of Battle Ground, Wash., children Lisa (Randy) Fisher, Shelley Horton (Thomas Ford), Peter Horton, Anthony (Tracy) Horton, Taryn (Matthew) Hopkins, Stephen Horton, all of Battle Ground, Wash.; grandchildren MM3 Nicholas Fisher (U.S. Navy) of Charleston, S.C., Christopher Fisher, Kathlene Fisher, Rebecca Fisher, Tatiana Horton, Jamie Ford, Damien Ford, Kobe Ford, PFC Jared Euan (U.S. Army) of El Paso, Texas, Jade Horton, Bailey Hopkins and Brodie Hopkins; siblings, James (Margareta) Horton of Ore., Carol (Jerry) Sliwa of Texas, Susanne (Joseph) Schafer of Ridgefield, Wash., Jeanne (Kenneth) Carmack of Idaho, Frank (Crystal) Horton of Vancouver, Wash., David Horton of Idaho, Mary Williams and step-father Tyrone Williams, both of Vancouver, Wash.; siblings-in-law, Gayle (Charles) Hotchkiss, Brenda Burns, Richard Reeder and Neil Reeder, all of California; and numerous much-loved nieces and nephews. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church in Battle Ground, Wash., on Oct. 21, 2011. He was laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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