William Noble Horton ’70

William Noble Horton ’70, resident of Walnut Creek and Clayton, Calif., passed away at the age of 62 on April 15 from prostate cancer. Horton was born the middle son to parents L. La Verne and Rosemary Horton April 29, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Horton received his B.A. in economics from Davidson in 1970 and served in Vietnam as a first lieutenant, platoon and company commander in the 1st Air Cavalry Division. In 1975, Horton graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School. He was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, which included living in Tokyo from 1979-83. He became a managing director at Hambrecht and Quist in 1989 and also held positions at KPMG BayMark, Nesbitt Burns, LECG, and taught corporate governance at the Leavey School of Business at SCU. Horton’s last position was with Finance Scholars Group as an expert witness. Horton was an ardent supporter of education and served as VP on the board of trustees for The Seven Hills School from 1992-2000 and was co-head of the parents fund at The Thacher School from 1998-2000. Horton is survived by his wife, Diane Horton, 5844 Verna Way E., Clayton, CA 94517-1105, and their five children, Kristina, Rebecca ’09, Cheryl Lynn (James Click), Nicholas ’06, and Audra. Also surviving are his brothers, Richard and Robert and their families. Horton will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father, loyal brother, faithful friend, role model, and teacher. His keen mind and sense of humor enabled him to keep life in perspective. [See Summer 2011 Davidson Journal, for his In Memoriam, p. 72.]