Horton, Donald B. (Died on 20 May 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 2011, p. 29

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Horton, Donald B. Age 82, passed away on May 20th in Evanston, IL. He was born on June 1, 1928 in Concord, North Carolina to the late Oscar and Emma Horton. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle; granddaughter, Taylor, former wife Carole and a large extended family in North Carolina including numerous nieces and nephews. After graduation from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill he went on to be the first sibling not only to graduate from college but to earn his Masters degree in Romance languages. He also served in the army in the Korean War. After also attending Cornell college and fluent in Spanish he moved to Mexico City to become the Vice President of the Delmonico restaurant chain and then 9 years later returned to North Carolina and taught as a professor at the University of NC, Chapel Hill. After returning to Chicago he worked several years as a salesman for the Steck Vaughn company.Don was very active in Rotary International and yearly went on several Mission trips to Central America to help the less fortunate. He was awarded the Paul Harris fellowship award several times. Don served as a Sunday school teacher as well for the Unity church in Evanston for many years. He loved summers at his cottage in Wisconsin and enjoyed travel to all parts of the world. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and humor. A private memorial service will be held at the King Home in Evanston, IL where he lived for the past 10 years. He will be buried with his family in Concord, North Carolina.

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2 Jun 2011
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20 May 2011
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Horton, Donald B. (Died on 20 May 2011)