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Death: Ronald Mead Horton

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Beloved brother, Ronald Mead Horton passed away January 1, 1998 in Madrid, Spain as the result of a heart attack.

Ron was born March 15, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Juanita Jorgensen Horton and Dr. Walter Harold Horton.Ron dedicated his entire being to music - It was his life. Ron was an accomplished musician, teacher and conductor of both choral and orchestral music. At a young age he received an invitation to play in an orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteaux. At that time he decided he wanted to become a conductor and did everything possible to achieve his goal.

Ron interrupted his career to serve a mission in Peru for the LDS Church then returned to play in the Utah Symphony and study conducting.

For many years he was music director and conductor for Ballet West. Ron had an incredible talent for being able to know how a dancer was feeling during a performance and provide the exact tempi needed by the dancer to give the optimum performance. He conducted choruses and orchestras around the world.

Upon the death of his mother, Ron moved to Madrid, Spain where he conducted, worked with the head musician of the Spanish Court, helped the LDS missionaries in Madrid and was in the Stake Mission Presidency. He recently completed arrangements for the Tabernacle Choir to visit Spain.

Ron is survived by his brother, Gary J. Horton.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998 at Colonial Hills Ward, 1455 South 1700 East. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Funeral directors: Cannon Mortuary.

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