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 21, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, friend Joanna! I still have fond memories of our Broughton years. I know that your family will spoil you today, at least a little; and, I hope that you enjoy a great celebration of what now is a long life. All good wishes, Calvin

Jun
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Jun 05, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Julia: Happy Birthday! Ginger and I both hope that you have avoided The Virus and that you are doing well. We send all good wishes your way. Best, Calvin

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Jun 04, 2021 at 1:32 PM

Posted on: Jun 03, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Lynne, Sorry to be late with Birthday greetings -- we were on the road! First long trip since the pandemic began. I hope that you had a great day with your family and friends. All good wishes, Calvin

May
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May 13, 2021 at 1:29 PM

Dwight,

We're going to be on the road and out of touch on your actual Birthday, so I'm sending an early greeting with all good wishes for a happy day with your family and friends. Happy Birthday, Calvin

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May 09, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Posted on: May 08, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Dear Friend Karen: A very merry Birthday to you, that's who! A very merry Birthday to you, yes you! We'll all congratulate you with another cup of tea, and sing a Happy Birthday to thee! All good wishes, Calvin

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May
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May 04, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Rusty was everybody's friend in high school.  He went on to have a distinguished career of public service.  All who knew him will feel a little less whole, because of his passing from this life to whatever is next.  Cal Horton

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May 01, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Fred! Sorry to be a day late, but the good wishes are just as sincere. Best to you, Calvin

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Apr 30, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Posted on: Apr 29, 2021 at 11:22 AM

Happy Birthday, friend John! I hope that you have a good day with family and friends who have all been vaccinated. What a weird year this has been. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 at 11:38 AM

Carolyn, Happy Birthday to you! What a weird year this has been. I hope that you have avoided the virus and have had your vaccinations. Us "older" folks have to be careful. I hope you have been able to see your children and friends. Take care, and all good wishes, Calvin

Apr
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Apr 09, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Happy Birthday, Andy! I hope that you have been well and have had your vaccinations! Us old guys have to be careful. I have many fond memories of singing with you and the other Ensemble members...good days! All happy wishes coming your way. Best, Cal

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Apr 02, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Happy Birthday to you, Susan. I hope you and your family all are well. Hope you have a beautiful day and a great celebration. All good wishes, Calvin

Mar
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Mar 31, 2021 at 11:52 AM

Johnny, I hope that you're taking a little time off today to celebrate the anniversary of your birth. You're probably still skinny and can afford to eat a little cake and drink a little wine. Hope Kim spoils you a little bit, too. Happy Birthday, very old friend. Cal

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Mar 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Posted on: Mar 20, 2021 at 1:04 PM

Happy Birthday, Roy! Wish you were closer. We need better landscape architects in Prescott. All good wishes, Cal Horton

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Mar 04, 2021 at 12:37 PM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Happy Birthday, Richard! I can't help myself: I hear your name, I think of your Mom and Dad, and then I think of Barbecue and Krispy Kreme. Early programming, I suppose. I hope that all goes well for you and your family. Best, Cal

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Feb 21, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Happy Birthday, Phyllis! You, and Linda, and Frank, and other Caraleigh friends made it a great place to grow up. I don't think it could have been any better. Hope you have a very fine day with your family and friends. And, at our age, I think it's OK to eat as much cake as we want! All good wishes to you, with a special hope that you stay well and avoid the virus. Butch, Calvin, Cal

Feb
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Feb 15, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Happy Birthday, Robert. Hope you're staying well and avoiding the Virus. All good wishes, Calvin

Feb
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Feb 12, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Ron, You're still older than I am! Happy Birthday. Calvin

Jan
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Jan 30, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Gennie! Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a great day. Stay well. Calvin

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Jan 18, 2021 at 6:41 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Don! Happy Birthday to you! And, a wish for many more. Best, Cal

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Jan 17, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Mera! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a splendid day. Also hope that you and your family have been fortunate and have avoided the Virus. All good wishes, Cal