Dalton William Horn
Dalton William Horn, 27, of Nome, died Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Whenever you think of Dalton, two dimples and a big smile pop into your mind. Dalton greeted all with a firm handshake and kind words. He was full of passion for not only animals but more importantly people. He enjoyed bringing light into other’s lives, whether he knew them or had just introduced himself. Dalton always knew how to make anyone smile, as he loved to be the center of attention, which started at a very young age. He was extremely mischievous, but those dimples could get him out of any spanking he found headed his way.
As soon as he learned to talk, he was making his way around a room introducing himself which kept his mother searching high and low for him. Dalton never knew a stranger and offered God’s precious gift of love to others through his smile.
Growing up, he was involved in many organizations. From church activities to acting with the Beaumont Community Players, soccer, baseball, shooting sports and so much more. Dalton’s love for agriculture began to bloom when he started 4-H with his siblings. Traveling around the state, showing livestock was his weekly family vacation, which created very cherished memories. During his high school years, he became involved in FFA, where he served in many Chapter Officer roles, District President and Area Officer. He was awarded Star Greenhand and was a State Recognized Competitor for Livestock Judging, Forestry, Chapter Conducting-Parliamentary Procedure and Radio Broadcasting events, all while achieving Top Academic Recognition in his studies. One of his most admirable accomplishments, that only few achieve, was his Eagle Scout Award from Boy Scouts of America.
After high school, Dalton was accepted into Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets E-2 Mascot Company that took care of Reveille, A&M’s mascot. His desire to be involved didn’t slow down in college, as he joined numerous clubs including FLE- Freshman Leadership Experience. After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Animal Science, Dalton went on to pursue his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, as he had his sights set on Veterinarian school. While awaiting his acceptance into Vet School, Dalton came back to his hometown in Southeast Texas, where he thoroughly enjoyed serving his community in any way possible. From 1 am customer calls to pull a calf, to working as a Ringman at Horn Auction every first Saturday of the month, since his teen years, he loved the town and the people within it.
Dalton had recently received his acceptance into the first graduating class of the Texas Tech College of Veterinary Medicine and was planning to make his track up North this fall. The Dean called the Horn family this week to tell them about Dalton’s exceptional interview with the school, as he was ranked #4 out of over 700 applicants. The University will be memorializing Dalton by offering a scholarship in his honor to students that share his same passion and drive for years to come.
Survivors include his parents, Delana and William Horn; and brother, Royce Odus Horn, all of Nome; sister, Julia Horn Wellmann and her husband, Matthew, of Brenham; grandmother, Carolyn Irene Horn of Liberty; grandfather, Stuart Horn and his wife, Susan of China; and niece, Gentry Suzette Wellmann of Brenham.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Juanita and Wiley Lowe.
Gig’em Aggies & Wreck’em Tech, our vet is now home.
A gathering of Dalton’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Broussard’s. His cremation will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Go Texan Committee, 5802 Washington Boulevard, Beaumont, Texas 77707; or The Dalton William Horn School of Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship at Texas Tech University at https://donate.give2tech.com//?fid=IA000844.
- 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705
- 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
- 11:00 am
Gathering of Family and Friends
Gathering of Family and Friends
- 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
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Charlotte and Howard Arceneaux
We are so sorry about Dalton, he was such a special young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have such fond memories of Dalton growing up. Our prayers are with you and his siblings. Love and Hugs Charlotte and Howard Arceneaux
Diana Ochoa Brottem
I am devastated at hearing this. He was such an amazing young person. Smart and intelligent in so many ways. I trusted him 100% with my then 8 week old Australian Shepherd and he cared for him all through his puppy shots. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Horn family. God bless you. Curtis, Diana, and Jared Brottem
OMG!!!~My heart is broken about like yours. We raise our children to be well-mannered Christians, and that is just what he practiced. He always had a big bear hug with that BEAUTIFUL smile, and so handsome. He loved my muffins, and I made sure he got some. Dalton was deeply loved by many and will be missed. Sweet Dalton go rest high on that mountain with your Angels. RIP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Roxann (Truss) LeBoeuf
William and Delana my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
My heart is broken. Please know that Scott and I are praying for your family in this very tragic time.
William and Delana, I’m so sorry to hear this your family is in our prayers
Bo and Cindy Downs
Our hearts are broken with the news of Dalton, We can't imagine what both of you and the family are going through at this time, but please know we are here for you and the family and please feel free to contact us for anything.
Adrienne Montondon Skiles,
Delana and William, words cannot convey the sorrow I’ve felt for you and your beautiful family. I will always cherish days of raising the boys together in our little corner of the world. Keene and Parke held Dalton in the highest regard. He was such a sweet, genuine boy. Our love and prayers are with you as you face these hard days.
Such heartbreaking news. Dalton had a sparkle in his eyes and a heart full off kindness for people and animals..He was such a blessing for all lives he touched., and he will be missed.. Our hearts are heavy....prayers for his family and all those that loved him..
There are no words. May you find comfort in God our Father knowing that Dalton is now with his Father in Heaven. I pray for each family member that you will find comfort beyond all understanding.. my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Mary Alice Kibodeaux
There are no words to express my deep sorrow about your loss. I know you are proud to hear the comments about your amazing son! He always had such a beautiful smile, and beaming personality . I’m praying for you! Prayers for strength and peace in the coming days.
Carl Lane & Cindy Henderson
Delano and William, Our hearts are broken. Dalton was such a loving , sweet, young man . You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Lane and Cindy Henderson
Bobby Richards Family
Dalton Horn Young Fellar don't rightly know what to say RIP Little Fella
Virgil & Fay Martel
We are so hearbroken. Many prayers for your family. Dalton was such a wonderful young man. Always so kind.
Our prayers are with you all in this most difficult time.
Thomas and Sheila Waites
We are in disbelief. Dalton was an amazing young man whom we've had the privilege to know from childhood. He was amazing with our pets and was so kind, loving and respectful. Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers lifted up for your family!.
Sharon and Brian Abney
Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of such a great young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.
William & Delana, my heart is broken for you. John and I are praying for you daily. -Sherry Dishman Travis
Rodney and Lori Martel
William and Delana praying for you and your families such a wonderful young man. God got another wonderful angel
Our condolence to the family of a fine young man.
Bob & Paula Pearson
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Dalton. The one thing I can tell you is talk about him, remember the good times, the special memories. He will always be in your hearts and for what ever reason our God called him home.. He needed another angel in Heaven. Extended prayers for your family.
Theo and Stacey Bertrand
William and Delana, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Daryl and Rinda Phelps
Our hearts are full of sorrow. Words can not express the sadness we feel for your family. Dalton’s sunshiny disposition touched everyone he came into contact with. and will forever be in our hearts. Every time we were around him our spirits were lifted and he made us laugh. We miss him so much. May God bless you and comfort you.
Alex and Amy Matthews
We got the pleasure of knowing this great young man for the last few years. Kindness and respect are what I think of when he crosses my mind. His smile was infectious. His voice impersonations kept me laughing! Dalton was always happy., always cared for my animals the way I wanted. He was flat out an amazing human being. He will be sorely missed. It’s rough for those of us in mourning but God is blessed to have him home. See you again, friend.
Kevin, Leslie and Chase Engman
William and Delana our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Dalton was such a sweet little boy. I have wonderful memories of when he was little.
I was very sorry to hear about Dalton's passing; I met Dalton through my grandson Caleb Moore...they were friends through the FFA. I really enjoyed running into Dalton at the monthly auctions. Dalton was a fine young man and always pleasure to visit with.
William and Delana, I can't imagine the pain you and your family feel right now. Dalton was one of a kind and such a sweet man. I pray that the wonderful memories will somehow help you get thru with God's big hands carrying you. Shanoe" Dillard
Delana...I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your.. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Dalton's passing. He was such a fine young man, Did everything to the best of his ability. Was a great scout and obtained Eagle Scout Rank with Troop 239. We are all sad. Prayers for the family and friend that knew Dalton. May he rest in God's arms.
Bert , Isa & Nick Black
Our sincerest condolences. We enjoyed our time being associated in scouting. Dalton was such a self assured young man. He exuded confidence in all he did. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rudy and Deborah Mayer
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. We offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved son, Dalton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult of times.
Joseph and Juanita Booze
We’re so sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Colleen Manuel Sanders
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son, Dalton.
Steven and Christine (Hall) Forbes
William and Delana, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tina and Doug Almond
William and Delana we are praying that God gives you strength and peace today and the days to come! Our entire family is heartbroken for all of you!! Dalton was an Angel on earth and will always be remembered for his contagious smile and kind heart. We love all of you and will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. RIP Dalton.
The Scott Family
There are no words....please know we are blessed to have had your son Dalton as a friend to our family, he always made everyone feel welcome and important, always attentive and respectful. One of my favorite memories...dancing with Dalton at Victoria’s wedding...like who asks the parent of a friend to dance? Of course Your Dalton! We had a great time with him and will remember his love for fun and connection with others always. I pray the peace of our Lord be with you all.
Dalton was always ready to help and loved what he did. I am glad Texas Tech University saw that spirit and they have established The Dalton William Horn School of Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship..
Rudy Mayer Family
Some young folks act the part but Dalton did his part! Always respectfully, helping, caring & courteous to everyone. He always helped everyone and had a love of animals. A very well rounded young man and I am proud to have Known him. Words cannot express the scope of the loss to Dad,, Mom and family but know that you are in our prayers for strength and healing. And you along with Dalton have many many friends that will help you thru this time of great loss. Find comfort in the fact that he is with the Angels watching over us all. Still doing his thing....Caring!
Charlotte and Ronnie Graham
We were so shocked when we heard about Dalton. We fell in love with this young man from the very first time we met him. Our hearts are breaking for the loss of such a sweet young man. We can only imagine what you all are going through and praying that with God's help and all the great memories you have will give you some comfort during this horrible time. Dalton was a person that you all can be proud of. He was loved by so many and will be missed.
William and Suzie Tindall
We cannot express our devastation on hearing of Dalton's passing. Our hearts go out to William and Delana and their entire family. There was never a sweeter or kinder young gentleman than Dalton, always helpful and generous with his time and talents. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
William and Delana, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless You. Jamie Richardson
Alvis & Nancy Gore
We send our love and prayers at this time. We all have our wonderful memories of Dalton. May God give you peace and strength.
Dalton was one of the most respectful, polite, and pleasant students I have ever had in class. God bless your family with strength and peace.
Absolutely devastated for your heartbreaking loss. Dalton was so very sweet. God bless each of you.
Jane and Jimmy Crain
We are unable to express our feelings about Dalton's passing. He was one who always met you with that boyish smile and open heart.. He was always courteous and respectful and had a love for animals that is unequaled. He will be missed by all. Jane and Jimmy Crain
We are devastated and broken-hearted by the loss of Dalton. I have no doubt that Dalton is resting in Heaven with our Father for eternity. But, Dalton's passing has left a huge hole in the Horn family and our entire community. Memories of Dalton will last throughout our area of family and friends for decades. Our condolences and prayers that Dalton's family will find peace and healing. He will live in our hearts forever. God bless you Dalton.
Memory of Dalton as a young man, His very polite manners and shy smile. So sad for this loss. For William and Delana and all your loved ones, prayers for strength, rest and guidance that Our Lord will hear in the name of Jesus.
So very sorry for the tragic loss of Dalton. My daughter said he was always upbeat and on the go in HS. Prayers for the family of peace and understanding.
Dalton is truly a tremendous loss to our community. My prayers for William and Delana and your entire family that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to the family. I met Dalton doing volunteer work for BPA. I was so impressed with everything about Dalton....he had so many admirable qualities that you do not run across everyday. Dalton will be so missed. My prayers are with you.
Ricky & Melanie Conkle
Dear Will, Delana, & family, Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dalton was such a wonderful young man and simply precious. We had the great honor of sitting and cutting up with him all evening at Joe's 75th birthday party. Such a kind hearted, charming young man. Dancing, laughing, and hearing stories as only Dalton could tell them. He was an angel on this Earth and will be truly missed.. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Prayers for comfort, discernment, and healing above all measure.
Daryl Ann and Mike Borel
Delana and William, As your neighbors, we met Dalton as a 7 year old boy and watched him grow into an amazing young man. Our hearts are broken, but we can’t imagine the deep loss and pain too and the family feel. Dalton will always be within your heart and the hearts of the merry that loved him. Today and always, may his memories bring you comfort and peace. We pray God’s arms carry the family through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Dalton is already and will continued to be missed. God Bless you all, Dennis Mudd
The Shell & Braneff Family
Words cannot express our sadness and grief for the Horn family, and we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. We have so many great memories of Dalton at the fair, and he was always helping others. with their animals. He truly was a gifted young man, and we know his life will be honored through the Texas Tech Vet Memorial Scholarship.
I’m so sorry that you are now in this club none of us want to be in! We are here for your family!
Raymond & Tess Lowe
We are so sorry for your devastating loss. Dalton was always such a respectful young man and will be missed by many.
I just read what the families description of Dalton. I laughed, I cried and it was like watching him in real time. It captured him perfectly. To watch Dalton from afar, one would think him untouchable but when he turned to you, you knew he was focused on how he could help you in whatever you were doing. You could see the love for his family on his face and his determination in his work ethic. A bright light on this earth may have been extinguished, but his spirit will live on in the lives he touched all over this great state. Praying for you all Horn Family as you learn to live with without Dalton in person. Take hold of those memories and I pray that God holds you each close and carry’s you through this valley.
Dolores and Sandra Smith
Our comfort with prayers go out to you all!
Annetta and James Craigen
Words fail me in times of sadness but please know that we are praying for all of you. I’m so sorry, DeLana.
Judi and Ronnie Benoit
To the dear Horn family, Never a better young man in our area. Polite, kind, well mannered, and a Godly young man. All of the Horn family is the same. Good as gold. My heart is heavy for you all. God bless you at this time. Dalton lived his life well, and will be missed. Sending love and prayers. Judi and Ronnie
Jo Anne Horn Leger
Dalton was always incredibly smart as a child. His knowledge led him to a distinctive career that brought so much joy to SO many. Seeing Dalton raised in a Christian household, I must give props to William and Delana. He was raised in a way to be an exemplary man (just like his dad). By all of the social postings about Dalton, it is obvious that he influenced many lives (human and animal). I’m so proud of Dalton and all he accomplished in his short time with us, and I know you are too. He is in our hearts forever.
Suzanne & Daryl Marshall
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Horn family during this difficult time. Dalton always greeted us with a smile each time we took our fur baby family members to see him. He had such a special gift with animals which they too sensed from the very first visit, giving them a comforting bond of trust- he will truly be missed by all.
Wayne & Melissa Leger
Dearest William & Delana, We are sending you love and prayers. God gave you Dalton as an earth angel. You both raised him as a heavenly Angel. We're praying for God's PEACE that passes ALL understanding for you both & your sweet family. Love, Melissa & Wayne
Melinda Culver Decaney
Dear Delana, William & Family, We are so very sorry to hear about your precious son, Dalton. My daughter Ashley went to school with Dalton. She called me crying to tell me & her exact words were, " He was always so kind, happy & tried to comfort people on rough days. What a wonderful young man. We will be keeping you in our prayers, for God to give you strength & comfort. In Christian Love, The Culver & Decaney Families.
Jill Henderson Waggoner
I always remember sweet Dalton from Bible school in Nome. He was always so kind and caring. So sorry to hear of this loss. Praying for your family. Garrett and Jill Waggoner
Jillian & Levee Stewart
My sweet Dalton, words cannot express the overwhelming amount of sadness I feel.. I felt like you were a brother to me! You helped me with so much more than you even needed to. I sure do wish you were here to meet my baby girl.. she’s perfect and I know you’d love her! Fly high my Angel ? until we meet again!
Dalton was such a good vet-in-the-making. He was very attentive, always polite, and even funny in sad situations but still respectful and reverent. My prayers are with his family. #GigEmAggies #WreckEmTech
Linda and Randy Anderson
No words can express our deep sorrow .,He was an amazing young man . Thoughts and prayers fir your family.
My heartfelt condolences from a parent who has lost a child myself. It is always a very sad time when our children proceed us to the holy land. God Bless your entire circle of family and friends. TNM
William I am so sorry to hear about Dalton there are no words to say . My prayers are with you and your family .
Brad & Kay Lawhun
Julia, We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. It sounds like he was an amazing young man. I know you will miss him dearly but I pray you can take comfort in your sweet memories & the hope that you will see him again. We will be praying for you and your family in the days ahead. Brad & Kay Lawhun
Our deepest sympathies for your loss, in our thoughts and prayers. The words don't come easy at times like this, but hopefully knowing he is with the Lord will bring you peace and comfort at this time and in the future. Kizziah and Watkins families.
Tammy & Barry Edelmon
So very sorry. Praying for you.
I knew Dalton through the ICA. He contributed great articles to the ICA Newsletter. He stood next to me in the serving line at meetings. He could hold great conversations about anything! Always a bright light and his smile so contagious. Dalton & Royce have always been examples that I aspire my son to emulate. Dalton will be missed, talked about, and thought of often with love and admiration. Jennifer Windham
Joann Audilet Mendoza
God needed another Angel. May God lift you and your family up, bring you all peace and comfort for your loss.
I am absolutely heartbroken for your loss. May God be with you to comfort and console you. He was a fine young man. I remember him showing when I was involved with the Orange County Livestock. My prayers go out to you.
Such a good young man.. So very sorry for your loss.. Our thoughts are with you.
Deepest condolences to Horn family. It’s hard to find the right words .I’m so sorry for your most valuable loss. What an impressive young man Dalton was. I hope you find comfort in his memories.
Horn family, my heart is shattered for you and your loss. I can’t quite wrap my mind around it. What I remember the most about your precious son is his sweet smile and overflowing kindness. When I was adopted and the “new kid” at Sunday school, he was the first person to greet me with a handshake and a smile - what gentleman even at 8 years old! Your son was a friend to me in such a fragile time in my life and remained that way through the years. I’ll never forget how accepted and loved he made me feel. What a day it will be when we all get to be together again on that side of heaven. Between now and then, I am praying for peace that surpasses all understanding and that you would find treasures from the Lord is this great time of sadness. Love you all.
Delana, William & family. Sorry to hear of your loss. many prayers for comfort .
William, I am so sorry. My Prayers are with you and your family.
John & Faye Seaberg
Dear William and Delana, Words cannot express our sorrow of the loss of your son. It is always tragic when one so young is lost. We hope you will find some comfort in the knowledge that he had fulfilled his long desired ambition to go to veterinary school. So often dreams are never realized.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family..
Laurie and Chuck Lewis
We are so sorry to hear of Daltons passing. You are in our prayers.
Lionel and Belinda Hinson
Dalton went to HJ with our daughter Opal Hobson but we got to know Dalton from his work with Riceland Vet. He would stop by and visit with my husband occasionally and even text to see how things were going. He was just a nice, caring person that you enjoyed visiting with. He will surely be missed. Heartfelt prayers for his family.
Praying our Lord grant you grace and strength through this difficult time. Dalton was such a fine young man that left a glow in everyone he met. He will be greatly missed. I will always remember when he and Julia came to the farm as children. They loved the baby pigs and the peacocks.
My heart is broken for your family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Cardell DeLeon ( Allied Electrical )
Only saw my brother cry when I told him his mother passed. I have watched him cry every day since the day....thanks for saving little coyote she is great because of you...
Lloyd & Beverly Walters
William and Delana and your entire family please know that the Lord will comfort and give you strength during this difficult time.
Kenneth & Laura Seabourne and family
Our hearts are broken and at times we are still at a loss for words while trying to believe you are really gone from walking this earth with us. Many are grieving in our community and families for you and will for quite sometime to come. Knowing you are protected in Gods arms now is the only thing that brings any peace to mind. The sun will shine a little dimmer now without your smile lightning up the day and you will always be tremendously missed by us all. I hope you find our sweet boy Nova and the rest of all our fur babies you helped care for till the end while you are up there waiting for the rest of us. Until we all meet again sweet friend.
Crystal Sak (McDermand)
Such an incredible young man from the start and a role model to my son. I will never forget him coming to the rent house for one of his first jobs delivering our trash can. Big smile. Big heart! Bless you all. Prayers for peace only provided by the Father.
Peggy Granger and family
On behalf of the Granger family, please accept our deepest condolences. William, Mom always had a special place in her heart for you and your sisters. That got extended to Dalton when he would stop by and visit sometimes on one of his runs around town. She thought he was the sweetest thing! It was a privilege for me to have taught all your children and you are right about how Dalton (and his siblings) could use those darling faces. When he told me about becoming an uncle he was beammmg!! May God bless each of you with His peace that passes all understanding and so many wonderful memories that your sorrow will be soften with smiles. Most sincerely, Peggy
Justin and Tammie Buchholz
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Dalton. He was an outstanding young man that accomplished so much . We send our thoughts and continued prayers for your entire family.
Delana, William and all of the Horn family, please accept my condolences for your loss. Dalton was a very sweet young man that I had the pleasure of watching grow as the 4-H Secretary for Jefferson County. My prayers are with you all. Melissa Mewa
Delana and William, Theresa and I just found out about Dalton. We are heartbroken for your family. Dalton had such a promising future. If there’s anything we can do, you have our number. You are in our thoughts.
Belinda Buller Lough
Our family is so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Landry and Jo Buller family.
So sorry for your loss. Know there are many out here praying for you and your family.
Tina Jannise Broussard
I am so sorry for yalls lose. I cannot begin to know how you feel. God will help guide and I pray for all of you
I'm so sorry to hear he was an awesome guy my grandbaby was his buddy she always talked about him on how he saved her puppy. He will be missed for sure. My thoughts and prayers to the family