William Calvin Horton

Profile Updated: February 3, 2017
William Calvin Horton
Residing In: Prescott, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Ginger Brown Horton
Occupation: Retired
Children: William Alexander Horton (Alex), born 1970, Principal of West Phoenix High School, The Leona Group; More…three children. Lauren L. Hannapel, born 1977, Infection Preventionist, Halifax Health Care, Daytona Beach, Florida; two children.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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wcalvinhorton@gmail.com

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Ginger and I began dating in 1960, married in 1965, and lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, until 1967 while I finished my undergraduate work in political science. We moved to Charlotte, where she was a school teacher and I worked in various positions in the City of Charlotte personnel department.

I obtained an educational leave and we again lived in Chapel Hill from 1971-72 while I worked on a Master of Public Administration degree. We returned to Charlotte and resumed our careers, remaining there until 1974, when I was appointed Assistant City Manager of Decatur, Georgia. Ginger continued her work as a middle school music teacher until Lauren was born in 1977. She eventually resumed work as the school secretary for Lauren's elementary school.

We remained in Decatur until 1989. That year, I was appointed Public Safety Director of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger became the school secretary/bookkeeper/business manager for a middle school in Chapel Hill.

In 1990, I was selected by the Council as Town Manager. I served in that post for sixteen years, until I retired in 2006. I also was an adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Government, teaching the courses in city and county management in the Master of Public Administration Program from 2002 to 2008.

Ginger and I moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2010. Prescott is in the central mountains, in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. We travel, hike, and serve as volunteers for the US Forest Service and Highlands Center for Natural History.

School Story:

Some of my favorite memories: our championship football team's outstanding season during our senior year; hours and hours at the L&M; open house at White Memorial; singing for Judy Freeman as a member of the Ensemble; Oklahoma; falling in love with Ginger.

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Jun 22, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday friend Joanna!










Happy birthday Joanna! I hope that you have a good day with your kids and grand kids. All the best, Cal

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Jun 06, 2019 at 12:33 PM

I will always remember Marlene as the sweet and kind girl that we all knew in high school.  May she rest in peace.

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Jun 10, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Posted on: Jun 05, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Julia: Ginger and I hope that you have a rip-roaring good time on your birthday! We're in Daytona visiting our daughter and remembering why we don't like humidity. Hope all goes well for you. Best, Cal

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May 29, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Posted on: May 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Lynne: I hope you have the most pleasant and peaceful birthday ever. All the best, Cal

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May 26, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Posted on: May 20, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Happy Birthday, Dwight! Take a moment today to appreciate how lucky we are to still be around. All good wishes, Cal

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May 19, 2019 at 8:06 PM

Ray: Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a good day. Best, Cal

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May 08, 2019 at 2:11 PM

Thom was a friend to everyone he met, with a great smile and a warm laugh. Welcome. Cal Horton

May 08, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Karen! I'm sending you warm Zen cookies, fresh from the oven, with bits of melted chocolate and orange zest. Close your eyes and use your imagination to enjoy them. They're best with a glass of champagne. All good wishes for you, Cal

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Apr 30, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Fred, I hope you have a great birthday celebration, and that you survive it! Party On! Cal

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Posted on: Apr 29, 2019 at 11:23 PM

Happy Birthday, old friend. I trust there were appropriate celebrations with family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Posted on: Apr 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Andy, I've been trying to offer Happy Birthday wishes through this portal for three days with no success. Hope it goes through this time. All good wishes. Cal {Hooray! It went through.}

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Apr 05, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Posted on: Apr 04, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Carleton, I hope you've had a great birthday celebration with your family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 02, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Susan, Time flies whether you're having fun or not, so you may as well have fun! I hope you've had lots of fun celebrating your birthday with family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 01, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: Mar 31, 2019 at 1:51 PM

John, Here I go again with the totally useless exercise of wishing you a happy birthday, knowing that you will never see this message; but Happy Birthday, anyway. Cal

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Mar 28, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Earl. I hope that you have been treated with the proper respect that all really old people deserve! Best wishes, Cal

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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM

Roy, We're about to open a nice Malbec and will make a toast to you on your birthday! I hope you've had a very happy day. Best, Cal

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Mar 10, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Lanse and I created a lot of mischief in high school, including trips to the Yellow Light.  He was a good friend and kind to everyone he met.  I am glad that he had such a good life with his family.  Sincerely, Cal Horton