Clayton Eldon Horn

Dec. 21, 1934-Sept. 2, 2001

COFFMAN COVE, Alaska — Clayton Eldon Horn, 66, of Echo died Sept. 2, in Coffman Cove, Alaska.

Clayton was born on Dec. 21, 1934, in Pendleton to Marvin Earl and Marguerite Reed Horn. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1953 and went into the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He married Carol L. Seits on Sept. 14, 1957, in Lewiston, Idaho. He had lived in the Echo area for the past 30 years.

Clayton retired from the telephone company after 30 years of working for them. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Pendleton Elks Lodge. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler, and he loved the mountains. He had spent the last four summers in Alaska.

Clayton is survived by his two sons, Lance of Del Norte, Colo., and Damon of Hermiston; three daughters, Lisa Emerick of Hermiston, Tracy Humphreys of Prosser, Wash., and Julie Sturtevant of Coffman Cove, Alaska; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Jerry of Hermiston, Cecil of Renton, Wash., and David of Boardman; sisters, Betty Wilson and Marilyn Horn, both of Pendleton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 1997; parents and four brothers.

A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Hermiston Community Center. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the local arrangements.

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