HORTON, Kris Alan Of Pasco died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home with his family. Kris was born on September 25, 1959 in St. Paul, MN to Harold and Margaret Horton. He attended school in Spokane, Washington and graduated from North Central High School in 1978. He then moved to the Tri-Cities where he met and married D. Helen Lowery in December of 1985. He then attended Columbia Basin College where he learned his trade of painter/taper. He worked for the Local Painters union for many years and retired in 2011. Kris had a passion for gold mining, fishing, hockey and working with his hands. Kris will forever be remembered for his heart of gold, infectious personality, the ability to put a smile on your face, his humor, generosity, stubbornness, his strength, his will to live and passion for never giving up. He was an amazing father and grandfather. He used to always say, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain". Kris was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Brent Horton. He is survived by Helen Lowery-Horton, Ryan Horton (son), Amber Horton (daughter) Andy Orosco (son-in-law) Andy Orosco Jr. (grandson), Aubrey Orosco (granddaughter); brothers: Kurt (Dorothy), Jeff (Marian), Greg (Julie). A remembrance of his life and burial service will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA 99205, Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.