Obituary: Devalle R. 'Bob' Horton

Devalle R. "Bob" Horton, known as "Poppie," 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was born in Washington, D.C., July 16, 1917.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Joan (Robert) Perry of Washington, Utah; Robert Tyler, who was his friend, son-in-law and caregiver, and his first cousin, Stephanie (Ken) Ewig, both of Kingman. His other stepdaughter, Nan Tyler, passed away. He was married to the love of his life, Ethel "Birdie" Horton until she passed.

Through his extremely interesting and eventful life he served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, traveled coast-to-coast, gold mined, and lived much of his life in Shell Beach, Calif. He was a teacher than an engineer for Caltrans until his retirement. Everything he did, including holding a commercial fishing license, was done with his best friend, constant companion and brother, Everts "Bud" Horton, who preceded him in death. One of his proudest achievements was being a 55-year member of AA. He was the kindest and most gentle person who will be sorely missed by his family and anyone whose life he touched.

At his request there will be no services.