Glen Horton, 83, of Carnation, passed away October 12, 2011.
Glen was born on May 22, 1928, in southwest Colorado.
Glen was raised by his coal mining parents ranching and enjoying outdoor recreational activities.
After a move to Washington, he graduated from Bremerton High School.
Around the start of World War II, he went to work at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as an electrician.
He left there for a stint in the army and served as part of the occupation forces in Japan.
After leaving the service he returned to the shipyard as a draftsman.
During that time the avid fisherman met and married the catch of his life, Eileen Kearney, in 1951.
Glen and Eileen had three children: Jo Marie, Jim and Nancy.
In 1956 they moved to Los Alamos, N.M., where Glen went to work at the lab, rising to the position of senior designer in the electrical division.
Ultimately, they lived there for 40+ years.
During that time he raised a family, hunted, fished and perfected his margarita recipe. He also enjoyed international travel and worked on lots of woodworking projects.
After retirement, he returned to Washington in 1999 and settled east of Seattle in Carnation, Wash.
During his later years he spent his time fishing, gardening and doing yard work, welcoming visitors and fretting about the Mariners.
Glen is survived by his immediate family, including daughter-in-law Joyce Horton; son-in-law Mike Hoyt and three grandchildren Tim Horton, and Bryce and Gerilyn Hoyt.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Carnation.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, or to the charity of your choice.
Full obituary and online guestbook at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.