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Pueblo Chieftain
Pueblo, Colorado
JMay 14, 2000

OBITUARY - HORTON ARTHUR DUFTY

Horton Arthur DUFTY, 89, of Pueblo, died May 13, 2000, at Parkview Hospital. He was the son of the late Herbert Henry and Julia Catherine DUFTY. Horton was born Aug. 23, 1910, in Tingley, Iowa. He spent the early years of his adult life in the Chicago, Ill., area working for Campbell Soup. He retired from Sears Roebuck Co. in Salisbury, Mo., in 1972. Mr. DUFTY and his wife moved to Pueblo in 1979. Horton was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and its choir, the Society for Barbershop Quartet Singing, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna Mae DUFTY; two daughters, Jean M. (Bill) OAKLEY of Salisbury, MD, and Barbara (Richard) LARSEN of California, Md.; a sister, Helen LASSON of Loveland, Colo.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held in the Villa Pueblo Penthouse, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., Monday, May 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Villa Pueblo Foundation or St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund either direct or through the funeral home.

OBITUARY - HORTON ARTHUR DUFTY

Horton Arthur DUFTY, 89, of Pueblo, Colorado, died May 13, 2000, at Parkview Hospital. He was the only son of the late Herbert Henry and Julia Catherine DUFTY. His parents, Herbert and Catherine (AMBROSIA) DUFTY, came to Tingley around 1913 where "Herb" became a leading builder-contractor, constructing many of Tingley's better homes and construction foreman-supervisor of the present Ringgold county court house in Mount Ayr. Catherine died in 1960 and Herb in 1961.

Horton was born August 23, 1910, in Tingley, Iowa. Horton and Clair HEYER were next-door playmates in 1914 and kept in touch through the years - Tingley during the Great Depression to Chicago suburbanites, to Horton's retirement at Pueblo, Colorado.

Horton spent the early years of his adult life in the Chicago, IL, area working for Campbell Soup. He retired from Sears Roebuck Co. in Salisbury, Maryland, in 1972. Mr. Dufty and his wife moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1979. Horton was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and its choir, the Society for Barbershop Quartet Singing, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna Mae DUFTY; two daughters, Jean M. (Bill) OAKLEY of Salisbury, Maryland and Barbara (Richard) LARSEN of California, Maryland; a sister, Helen LASSON of Loveland, Colorado; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was held in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service was held in the Villa Pueblo Penthouse in Pueblo, Colorado, Monday, May 15, 2000. Memorial fund contributions may be sent to the Villa Pueblo Foundation or St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Ashes were interred at his parents' grave site at the Tingley cemetery.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciptions by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

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