Steven Ray Horton
Nov 22, 1960 – May 17, 2015
Steven Ray Horton, born November 22, 1960, died May 17, 2015 in Burien, Washington. Steve is survived by his parents, Ray and Sue Horton, sister, Connie Horton, wife, Susan Horton, children Craig and Katie Horton, Philip Horton, Jana and Taylor Wattenberg and granddaughter Cora.
Steve left a legacy of love for his family, animals, Husky football, coaching little league and generosity to all. Steve was so loved and valued by his family. He was blessed to have wonderful grandparents in his life including “Gram” who had fresh baked cookies ready for him every day after school. His Grandma and Grandpa Horton from Randle, WA, loved it when Steve came to visit. Grandma Horton always made homemade chicken and noodles for Steve. That was his favorite meal of all time and loved it when his mom conquered the recipe and carried on the tradition.
Steve attended Highline High School, class of ’79. He went on to Seattle University and earned a degree in Finance. His first job was examining banks all over the Northwest and California. He moved on to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle where he rose through the ranks and became Bank President and CEO. After 25 years with the bank, he decided to retire and enjoy some golfing, traveling and consulting.
Some of Steve’s greatest times were traveling with the church youth to orphanages in Mexico and elsewhere. The youth, orphans and stray animals were always drawn to him by his gentle spirit and kindness. When his sister became a foster mom to three precious kids, the kids loved to come over and see Steve. He was never afraid to get on the floor and play at their level. He adored his granddaughter Cora and beamed when she called him ‘Papa’. No matter the role he was put in, he was always a mentor.
This precious man is finally at peace and resting in the arms of Jesus! He will be truly missed.
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