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Hyrum "Evan" Horton

Born: Sun., Feb. 4, 1934
Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Hyrum “Evan” Horton 84, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his home. Evan was born in Pocatello, Idaho on February 4, 1934.  His family moved to the Tyhee area, where he grew up working on the family farm during the depression era.  He was the middle child of three and the only son.  Evan attended Pocatello High School, where he competed on the high school boxing team. 

Evan married Jerry Lee Parker in 1961, and they had three sons, Michael, Kenneth, and David.  They later divorced in the early nineties.

As a little boy, Evan helped his father take care of the family farm, milking cows, collecting eggs, cleaning chicken coops, etc.  It was very hard work for him, but it was a necessity to keep the family alive during the depression era and World War II.  Even though it was a difficult time for Evan, that didn’t stop him from enjoying being a boy as he explored the area with his childhood friends.  He continued to work on the family farm into his adulthood until it was sold.

Evan worked locally as a truck driver with Garrett Freightlines for thirty-two years.  During that time, he was drafted into the United States Army and served as a medic for two years. He then returned to Garrett Freightlines and drove truck, servicing the Yellowstone Park area.  He often spoke of his experiences there, especially the Hebgen Lake earthquake of 1959.  From his cabin, he could see the ground roll like waives of grain.  After being injured on the job, Evan took a medical retirement in 1984. 

Evan enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his sons.  He often spent time exploring the Arco Desert. 

Evan’s family would like to thank Heritage Healthcare and Hospice for their unconditional love and care they provided to our father during his last two years of life.  The nursing staff was unwavering in their dedication in making sure Evan was completely taken care of the way he wanted to be.  Whenever any of the nursing staff walked in the door, his face would light up.  They brought joy to his life each time they were at his home, so to each of you who our father had the blessing of knowing, thank you!  There are not enough words to describe our appreciation for your loving care of our dad.  We are so very grateful for you!

Evan is survived by:

Son, Michael of Pocatello, Idaho

Daughter-in-law, Theresa of Pocatello, Idaho

Grandchildren, Brandon & Barbara of Pocatello, Idaho

Son, Kenneth of Pocatello, Idaho

Daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Pocatello, Idaho

Grandchildren, Kendra & Kaden of Pocatello, Idaho

Son, David of Beaverton, Oregon

Sister, Kay Hulce of Pocatello, Idaho

Brother-in-law, Don Hulce of Pocatello, Idaho

Nephew, Patrick Hulce of Pocatello, Idaho

Niece, Karen Hulce of Pocatello, Idaho

Nephew & niece-in-law, Donald Rommel of Pocatello, Idaho

Niece, Katherine Rommel of Jackson, Wyoming

4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by:

Mother, Hermoinne Smith Horton        

Father, Hyrum Smith Horton    

Sister, Fontella Rommel           


Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, Pocatello, ID.

There will be a visitation at Colonial Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6-8:00 P.M. and again on Saturday one hour prior to services.

Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.



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Fred N
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

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