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Roger W. Horton Jr.

07/10/1936 - 11/20/2019
Service Date: 11/29/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

Roger W. Horton Jr., 83, passed away on November 20, 2019 at his home in Mesa, Arizona.  Roger was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on July 10, 1936.  He joined the US Airforce at 18 years old and retired after 23 years as a Senior Master Sergeant.  He obtained a Degree from Arizona State University in Accounting and started his own accounting business, which he ran with his wife, Rita, for 20 years.  Unable to sit still for very long, he went on to several other jobs just to keep himself busy.  He retired for good at the age of 80 excited about spending his days doing what he loved – bowling.  One of his proudest moments was being inducted into the Arizona Bowlers Hall of Fame in 2019.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Blanch Zelck and Roger Walker Horton Sr., twin sister Ruth Kosiavelon, sister Lillian Howes, son Ron Horton and grandson Jason Brown.

Roger leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years Rita Horton, daughters; Shelly Phan, Tracy Whittenberger, Ida McCombs, Eva Rodriguez, Christina Mendez (and their spouses), son Randy Horton, 11 grandkids, and 8 great grandkids and many, many friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 29 @ 10:00am at Bunker Family Garden Chapel 33 N Centennial Way Mesa, AZ  85201





  • Rita, we are very sorry for your loss. Roger was one of the good guys and will be missed.

  • What an amazing man and what a remarkable life. I’m so glad that I got to know him. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. My deepest sympathy, Judy Carmichael

  • What a wonderful man. I met him when I first came to Arizona to work at Brunswick Zone Mesa. Always had a kind word and smile. I will miss him dearly. Sleep in heavenly peace my friend.

  • Nancy LaBrecque Baker

    My deepest condolences to you Rita, in the passing of your belovered husband Roger. I knew Roger and Ruthie in our childhood. Never got to see Roger in our adult life. I did visit with Ruthie and Helen once. I do hope you can find comfort knowing Roger is at peace.

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