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Leslie "Les" Horton, 78, died on June 21, 2018 at his home in John Day, Oregon with his family at his side. Per his request he will not have a service.
Les was born on April 5, 1940 in McMinnville, Oregon to Henry and Evelyn Horton. He was raised and educated in McMinnville, graduating from High School in 1958. Les met his wife, MaryLu Sherman on a blind date. They married on August 27, 1966 in Portland, Oregon. Les worked for Canteen Company of Oregon and May Trucking. He served with the Oregon National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing in the summer, bowling, and he especially loved gardening. His favorite flower was wisteria. Les will be remembered for being a supportive loving husband, father, brother and uncle.
Les is survived by his wife of 51 years, MaryLu; daughter Kristi Horton of Milwaukee, Oregon; son Mark Horton Portland, Oregon; brother Terry Horton; sisters Betty Aimee and Dorothy Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ellen Cole.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Les, the family suggests Blue Mountain Hospice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com