OBITUARY

Ronald Horton II

Passed away on July 4, 2019
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Ronald Alvis Horton II, a longtime resident of Houston, Texas, died on July 4th, 2019. He was surrounded by family as he passed peacefully, at the age of 67, in Katy, Texas where he lived most recently.

Ron was born to Ronald Alvis Horton and Joyce Rose-Horton on September 28th, 1951 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas. Most of Ron’s childhood was spent in Houston and his teenage years in Alaska, though he returned to Texas where he spent the rest of his life. Ron was married in 1976 to Marie Peine and together they raised three children until her passing in 1995. In 1997 Ron and Sheree Wilner were married and he became step-father to Hannah Wilner and Judy Wilner. He was passionate about science and the outdoors and had a great smile and witty sense of humor.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Joyce, and his wife, Marie Horton. Ron is survived by his wife Sheree Horton, his three children: Christy Lara (husband Ignacio Lara), Ronnie Horton (husband Alexander Horton), and Steven Horton (wife Danielle Horton), his step-daughters: Hannah Wilner (fiancé John Fodor) and Judy Colmenares (husband Diego Colmenares), his sisters: Lisa Driskel and Dona Freeman, and his step-brothers: Lawrence Kimmel and Earl Kimmel. Ron is survived by nine grand-children: Rebekah, Victoria, and Alexandria (children of Christy and Ignacio), Kaiden, Kirby, and Astrid (children of Steven and Danielle), and Aaron, Aura, and Adinah (children of Judy and Diego).

A memorial service will be held on July 13th, 2019 at Earthman Resthaven at 2pm. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Services

  • Fellowship Gathering Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Steve Protz

July 11, 2019

My condolences to the Horton family on Ron's passing from this life to the next. May he rest in eternal peace.

Steve Protz

Patty Binegar

July 8, 2019

So sorry to hear this! Ron was a great guy, always a friend at trainings, and ready to help girls and adults in Girl Scouts!

Carolyn Johnson

July 8, 2019

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I know he gave many hours over many years working with volunteers and girls so they could develop good outdoor skills and have the best outdoor experiences. Those are skills that last a lifetime. My sympathies to his family.

Nancy McGuire

July 8, 2019

I was shocked and very sad to hear about Ron. I got to know Ron when Sheree recruited him as a camp trainer for the Girl Scouts. Later we all joined the Dutch Oven Society. Ron was always upbeat, full of great stories and ready for a joke. He will be greatly missed by all.

Lynn Flournoy

July 8, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Ron was a kind and delightful gentleman I was glad to and privileged to know. He will be greatly missed by his Girl Scout (particularly the Dinosaurs) family.

Ronald Matusek

July 7, 2019

There’s no word that can express how sorry we are to hear about the death of Ron. We were very stunned to hear this news and still can’t believe that it really happened. During this difficult moment, our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
Ron had become a good friend to me in recent months and his passing is a terrible tragedy for all of us who knew him. He was an inspiration to all in the NARS family. I admired all those wonderful qualities that made him the special person that he was. He had intelligence, wit, charm and a caring heart that made him a great friend. I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him better and to call him a friend. I will cherish his memory for years to come.
The poet Yeats once wrote "Count where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory is I had such friends."
We have many people in our lives
Family, neighbors and friends
But no one knows us quite as well
Or shares our deepest secrets
Like a life-long friend

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."


Ron Matusek
WA6TQH
Northwest Amateur Radio Society
President
NARS ARRL VE Liaison
Member
The American Radio Relay League

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Grandpa Ron & Rebekah

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Grandpa Ron, Grandma Sheree, and Kirby

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Ron & Rich Uncle Penny-bags @ Randalls

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Grandpa Ron & Rebekah

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Grandpa Ron, Grandma Sheree, and Kirby

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Ron & Rich Uncle Penny-bags @ Randalls

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Thanksgiving

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Halloween Fun

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Grandpa Ron @ Rebekah's First Birthday

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Dad with his first newborn baby

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We finally got everyone to look toward the camera! :)

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If selfies existed, this would have been five generations in one photo (Mimi was holding the camera).