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Jean L. Horton
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 • Posted January 28, 2009

Jean Horton was called to home to be with her Lord on January 22, 2009 at the age of 78. She was born on September 22, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Roy Charles Clarence Leifeste and Martha Katherine Tadlock Leifeste. Jean graduated from Brackenridge High School and went on to become a Registered Nurse from Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. She retired from City Public Service as their head industrial nurse in 1992. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Burlen L. Horton, and stepson Garry Horton. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda Gaida and former husband Gene Gaida, Bill Horton and wife Brenda, Sandra Edwards and husband Stan, and stepson Larry Horton and wife Clara Jo; her grandchildren Royce Gaida and wife Angie, Rosanne Green and husband Todd, B.J. Horton and Kyle Edwards, step-grandchildren Erwin Turner and wife Lisa, and Lethea Ream; her great-grandchild Alexis Gaida and step-great-grandchildren Allie Turner and Kenny Ream. Jean is also survived by her brother Tadlock Leifeste, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Warren Schattenberg and his dog Cricket.

Jean touched the lives of everyone she met through her gracious, kind, generous and loving spirit. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of her life was held at Art United Methodist Church, Art, Texas on January 25, 2009 at 2:00pm. Visitation was held on January 25, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Mission Park North Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas with services that followed on January 26, at 1:00 pm at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jean's honor can be made to Art United Foundation and Alzheimer's Association. You may sign the online questbook at, under the obituary section.

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