LONG BEACH - Lyndall (Lynn) Horton, age 64, died Oct. 12, 2003 in Anaheim, Calif. She was born in Astoria, on May 7, 1939 to Gunnar and Elizabeth (Benton) Haglund, long-time residents of Long Beach. She came to the area with her family in 1944, attended local schools and graduated from Ilwaco High.
She married James L. Horton of Seaview. They made their first home in Long Beach, then moved to Olympia and in 1966 to Anaheim.
She was recently awarded the "Golden Apple" as recognition of her 32 years of working for the Anaheim School District. She was active in her church as well. She loved music and sang in both her church and school choirs. She was closely involved with her five grandchildren's activities, spending many evenings and weekends at their games and programs. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed having her friends and family come to her home for holiday and special occasion dinners.
Whenever she could, she came to the Ilwaco High reunions to keep up with old friends. She enjoyed her home, the flowers and the antiques she collected. The loves of her life were her family, her church and the children with whom she worked.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother David Haglund and her son Robert Horton. She leaves behind her sister Barbara and brother-in law Charles Whittick of St. Helens, Ore., and Long Beach, her daughters, Karen Horton, Teresa and son-in-law Randy Ramirez and her beloved grandchildren, Kayli, Cory, and Jacob Horton and Nick and Taylor Ramirez. There are also her aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends who mourn her loss.
A memorial service was held at Lamb of God Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Anaheim, Calif. Her family, friends, teachers and students with the church and school choirs joined in celebrating her life. She was inurned near her son in accordance with her wishes.