DGT Member Herschella Horton of Tucson Dies at 83

Former Democratic state lawmaker Herschella Horton of Tucson died at age 83 on May 4, 2022. Her children did not announce a cause.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at the Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1019 E. 31st Street, Tucson, and live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube pages.

Horton was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1989 and served five two-year terms. She served on the House health, environment and appropriations committees. In addition to her legislative service, Horton served on many community boards and commissions as a volunteer.

In addition to her legislative service, Horton served on many community boards and commissions as a volunteer. 

Born in Lawrenceville, Illinois, she earned a nursing degree in 1960 and a management degree from the University of Phoenix in 1987.

“While we are devastated by this loss, we take great pride in knowing the difference she made in our lives and the lives of the countless Arizonans she helped through her many avenues of service,” her children said in a statement.

She lived in Tucson for more than 60 years.

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