Vera Helene Horton, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Graham. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Vera Helene was born August 2, 1935 in Graham to the late Thomas Marion and Thelma Elizabeth (King) Acock. She married Charles Walter Horton in 1958 in Graham and he preceded her in death June 9, 2016. Vera Helene graduated from Graham High School in 1953, Baylor University in 1957 with a bachelor's degree, TCU in 1961 with a masters in education, and her postgradute work at University of Texas in 1980. She was a teacher in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin and a member of Order of Eastern Star #668, Daughters of American Revolution, Texas Retired Teachers, GRMC Hospital Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: daughter, Christina Elizabeth Horton of Austin; daughter-in-law, Christina Horton of Graham; grandchildren, Charles Horton, IV and Chelsea Horton; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sons, Charles Walter Horton, III and Thomas Horton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Arc of the Capital Area https://www.arcaustin.org/donatenow/ . There will also be a Facebook donation page or you can mail checks directly to The Arc of the Capital Area, 4902 Grover Avenue, Austin, Texas 78756.
If you wish to send a video tribute to Vera to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be filming the service and putting it online for those that cannot attend in person.