Eva Horton

May 21, 2013 • Obituaries


Another angel has been called to heaven. Eva Bell Horton, 53, of Roswell, answered the call at her mother’s home surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

A rosary will be recited for Eva Horton at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at Assumption Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Pacquing officiating.

Eva was born in Roswell on Feb. 3, 1960, to Pablo and Arabella (Archuleta) Horton. Eva was employed with various jobs throughout her life. She loved to work where there were a lot of people, for God blessed her with the ability of being outspoken, loving and caring; she knew no stranger. Eva touched the lives of everyone with whom she came into contact. Her special [auth] gifts included having the biggest heart in the world. She was a superwoman mom. She was not only a mother to her son and daughter, but to all her nieces and nephews as well as their friends.

Eva’s love of life, her laughter and her crazy sense of humor brought happiness to everyone. She loved everyone and will be dearly missed.

Eva is survived by her loving son Salvador Horton and his wife Krystal, of Roswell; and her loving daughter Reana Gonzales and her husband Sergio, of Roswell; her grandchildren, Adrianna, Racquel, Sergio Gonzales Jr., Melena Renee Horton and Andrew James Horton; her brothers, Martin Horton and Paul Horton, both of Roswell; her sisters, Vera Ortiz and her husband Robert, Gloria Archuleta and her husband Danny, and Connie Horton, all of Roswell; and numerous family, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends of nieces and nephews who all thought of her like a mother and loved her just as much.

She was preceded in death by her loving father Pablo Horton; and her brother Richard Archuleta.

The family would like to express their appreciation to everyone for their concern, calls, and emotional support during the family’s time of need. They would like to thank VistaCare Hospice and their staff for all the comfort and caring they gave to the family, but most of all to our special angel Eva.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I, too, will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full; I savored much.
Good friends, good times,
A loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.

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