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Richard Lee Horn

Richard Lee Horn

Rick was born April 26


, 1936, in Kansas City, Missouri to Ted and Helen Horn.

As a young boy growing up in Independence, he had many adventures with his faithful dog, Buffer.  Buffer was always at his side.  He truly lived a Tom Sawyer lifestyle.  His family resided one block from President Harry Truman’s home.

Growing up Rick was an alter boy, Eagle Scout, and lifeguard.  At boy scout camp Osceolla, he was inducted into the honorary tribe of Mic-o-say.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in 1954 and then attended the University of Missouri where he was a thriving member of Phi Delta Theta.  While there he met the love of his life, Judith Anne Walker a Delta Delta Delta member from Malden, Missouri.  They married in August of 1960.

Rick had a forty-year career in the polyurethane chemical business with assignments in Kansas City, Omaha, Denver and Houston.  He retired in 1987 from Dow Chemical Company. While in Denver he served as an officer in the Mizzou Alumni Association of Colorado and continued as a lifetime member of the alumni association.

He leaves behind two sons, Richard Theodore (Ted) and wife Jodie, and Joseph Michael and wife Andrea both from Chandler, Arizona and six grandsons, Colton, Brayden, Palmer, Walker, Brecken, and Graysen.

He was a terrific husband, father, and grandfather and a true son of Ole Mizzou!
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