Doris Kay Horton 1948 – 2013

Posted on October 23rd in Obituaries

OBIT Horton webPortland resident Doris Kay Horton, 64, passed away Oct. 15.

Doris Kay was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1948, in Burns. She was the first child of Eddie J. Horton and Evelyn Overholser.


When Doris was 4, her sister, Betty, was born, and the family was complete.

Doris Kay grew up in Hines, and lived in Pendleton, Salem, Molalla and Portland, with some stays in Vale and Boring.

She traveled with her family to Missouri and California on many occasions to visit with relatives.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Horton Bates and husband, Stephen Bates; niece, Stephenie Bates Gross and husband, Nathan Gross; nephew, Brandon Bates and wife, Melinda Bates; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

Doris Kay was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Doris Kay was known for her smile.  That is her legacy. Remember to smile in good times and bad!

A service at LaFollette’s Chapel in Burns was held with internment in the Burns Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 19.

Donations in her name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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