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Obituary for Wilma Horton

Longtime La Jara resident Wilma Mott Horton, 92, passed away in Canon City, Colorado on February 16, 2020. She was born March 21, 1927 in La Jara, Colorado to Joseph Elmer Mott and Annie Prudence Coombs. She married Lee Oscar Horton in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 29, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2004.

Wilma enjoyed gardening, sewing and watching John Wayne movies. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings throughout the years.

She is survived by her children Mike (Lorraine) Horton of Parowan, Utah, Joe (Sheri) Horton of Manassa, Colorado, Jeff Horton of Alamosa, Colorado, Prudy (Marty) Hall of Canon City, Colorado, Farren (Debra) Horton of Center, Colorado, Steven (Shannon) Horton of Lexington, Nebraska, Robert (Gail) Horton and Lloyd Horton all of La Jara, Colorado, brother-in-law Bill Fox, sisters-in-law Marlene Mott, Jayne Mott and Doris Mott as well as over 40 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings Eugene (Lenora) Mott, Gladys (Fred) Woods, Louis (Irene) Mott, Jewel Fox, Ethel (Joe) Hafen, Lyle (Agnes) Mott, Kenneth (Dorothy) Mott, Jacqueline Mott, Dwayne (Regina) Mott, Harvey Mott, Troy Mott, Gerald Mott, and son-in-law Jerome Leynse.

Visitations will be held Friday, February 21st from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, and Saturday, February 22nd from 9:45-10:45 am in the Relief Society Room at the Church. Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning 11:00 am at the La Jara Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow services in the Sanford Cemetery.

Rogers Family Mortuary if in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and words of comfort for Wilma’s family, please visit