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Jac Horton

November 9, 1940 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


The family of Jac Milton Horton will have a funeral service on Saturday, August 12th, 2023 at 11:00 am at the LDS 2nd Ward, 347 Jefferson St., Afton, Wyoming. Prior to the service, a viewing will be held 10:00 -10:45 am. Friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate his amazing life.

On July 27, 2023, Jac, loving father, brother and friend, passed away peacefully with his children at his side. Jac and his twin brother, Jon, were born on November 9, 1940, in Afton, Wyoming to Jack C. Horton and Elaine Gardner Horton. Jac was a born leader.  His skills to lead were illustrated by example as Student Body Class President, an Eagle Scout, lead trumpet in KHS band, quarterback of the football team and Captain of the basketball team. He and Jon graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1959.

Jac attended the University of Wyoming on a music scholarship until he received the call from Uncle Ronald Call to come to southern California and join him in building Sav-On Drug stores (now part of Walgreens).  Some of Jac’s virtues were his easy and sociable personality. He had the gift of conversation, and it was not uncommon for him to engage with everyone he met, even in passing. There were no strangers to Jac, only friends.

Jac served in the US Army National Guard from 1965-1969 with an honorable discharge. He married Wendy Lockhart on October 23, 1965, and they raised a daughter and son, Kristy Elaine Alexander and Todd Alan Horton. Family was everything to Jac and he said they were the best thing that ever happened to him, and he couldn’t be prouder of the people they became as adults.

Jac had a passion for work and managed several of the Sav-On branches in southern California and was called on to lead the expansion in Houston, Texas culminating in 40 years of service. Jac was known for his generosity, his positivity, his altruism, his sense of humor, and his energy and devotion to helping others. He was known for his love of laughter and his practical jokes.

All sports were Jac’s hobby, but basketball was his special passion. If he didn’t answer his phone in March, you knew automatically he was preoccupied by Semi-Finals games. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing in his beloved home area of Star Valley, visiting whenever he could. When he retired from Walgreens, he spent summers at the family's homestead house in Afton.

Jac had an incomparable loyalty to God, family and country. He loved engaging in political debates, and openly shared his faith in God. Even in his last days of life he was bearing testimony of his constant companion with his attending health care practitioners.

Jac is preceded in death by his sister Patricia Joy (Patty) Potter. He is survived by his former wife and dear friend Wendy, children, Kristy, Todd, Amanda, Kawai, Jack, his twin brother, Jon R. Horton, and his sister Stormy Bea Burns. He has many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout Wyoming, Texas, Colorado, Utah and South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Schwab Funeral Home, 44 East 4th Avenue, Afton, WY 83110.

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August 12, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Afton Tabernacle
325 Jefferson St
Afton, WY 83110

Funeral Service
August 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Afton Tabernacle
325 Jefferson St
Afton, WY 83110

Interment following funeral service
August 12, 2023

Afton Cemetery


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