Lowell B. Horton, of Tonto Basin, died March 31, 2007.
Mr. Horton was born April 27, 1917 in Kings Mill, Ark. He and his wife, Maxine moved to Arizona in the 1930s and he worked as a carpenter as a member of Local Union 1089. He installed the first swamp coolers on the State Capitol building, as well as constructed display cabinets for Rose Mofford's Kachina doll collection.
He retired in 1979 and he and his wife moved to Tonto Basin in 1982.
The fish population of Roosevelt Lake was dented by their many fishing trips over the years. He enjoyed building birdhouses, working his garden, watching Suns and Diamondbacks games, spending time with his family, and playing the slots at Mazatzal Casino.
Mr. Horton is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Maxine; sons Dale (Patricia), Robert (Melinda), Roy (Donna), Russell (Jan Hughes), Donald, Frank (Jan), and Randy (Tommie); daughters Linda Barry and Karen (Ted) Sevilla; brother Neal (Janie) Horton and sister Laverna Parrish. He will be greatly missed by 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Messinger Mortuary, 302 W. Aero Dr., Payson. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Messinger Mortuary.