Philip Giles Horton ’52 was born in Longview, Oregon, to George and Harriet Horton. His early youth was spent in Chiloquin, Oregon, a logging town. There he developed a lifelong love of the outdoors. Later he lived in Medford, Oregon, where he attended St. Mary’s High School. Phil moved to California to attend SCU. He immediately pursued and completed his MBA in 1953 at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. At that point, he joined Safeway Stores, working in market research. He completed a long and fulfilling career at Safeway that spanned 38 years, retiring as senior vice president in 1992. Phil was a dedicated family man, a devout Catholic, and contributed to his community volunteering in leadership roles with the Girl Scouts, Toastmasters, and PTA. In his free time Phil could be found playing golf, hiking, skiing, sailing, gardening, enjoying a glass of wine, or traveling with his family. He died peacefully at home on July 12, 2018. Phil was preceded in death by his brother, Alan G. Horton. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Kathleen Fahey Horton, and children Kelly (Hal Stober), Barbara Linn ’79 (Christopher Linn), Charles Horton (Brenda Tello), Elizabeth “Mimi” (Christopher Pratt), John Horton (Juliana Kriss), and stepson Wilfred “Bud” Everts (Susan Lawing). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He will be missed by those who loved him.

08 Nov 2018