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Troy J. Horton, 75, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 24, 2002.

There will be a celebration of his life Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Fishhawk Lake Community Center. For directions, call Stan Horton at 503-755-2289 or look at web site www.fishhawklake.com.

Troy was born at Taylorville on July 25, 1927. He graduated from Westport High School and then served in the U.S. Army.

His graduate and post-graduate work was at Linfield College at McMinnville. He was a recipient of the John Hay Whitney Fellowship in 1960-61 at Columbia University in New York.

He taught at Baker High School and then at Wilson High School in Portland. He returned to Baker City in 1974 and built a cabin on Elkhorn ridge above Baker City.

He focused on art, poetry and music. He wrote a children’s book titled “Zipperthings,” with Tom Novak doing the artwork.

With the onset of Pick’s disease he moved to Fishhawk Lake (between Astoria and Portland) to be near his two sons, Stan and Troy.

In addition to his sons, survivors include a sister, Doris Thurston of Port Townsend, Wash.; a brother Daine Horton of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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