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Carlos (Charlie) Manuel Horta

January 16, 1943 — March 22, 2024

In Loving Memory of Carlos (Charlie) Manuel Horta

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a cherished father, a beloved friend, and a true patriot, Carlos (Charlie) Manuel Horta. Carlos passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024, at Fairfield Village in Layton, Utah, at the age of 81, surrounded by the love of children. His legacy of love, strength, and service will forever be engraved in our hearts.

Born on January 16, 1943, in Globe, Arizona, Charlie was the beloved son of Maria Benina Archuleta and Armando Raul Horta. From his early days, it was evident that Charlie possessed a rare blend of kindness, resilience, and determination that would shape the course of his life.

In addition to his remarkable military service and unwavering dedication to his family, Carlos shared a beautiful and enduring love story with Dolores T. Horta. They were married multiple times, but their official anniversary was celebrated on October 10, 1966. From the moment they met, Carlos had an instant connection that blossomed into a lifelong bond filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Together, they weathered life's challenges with grace and unwavering devotion, serving as an inspiration to all who knew them. Carlos and Dolores's love will forever be remembered and cherished by those whose lives they touched and blessed.

Carlos's unwavering commitment to service led him to proudly serve his country in the military. His dedication and bravery during his time of service filled him with immense pride, a sentiment that he carried with him throughout his life. His experiences in the military instilled in him values of honor, duty, and sacrifice, which he exemplified in everything he did.

Beyond his military service, Carlos was a pillar of strength and support for his family and friends. He approached every aspect of life with a gentle spirit, a warm smile, and a willingness to lend a helping hand. He was an esteemed Commander and Leader in the Royal Rangers. His presence brought comfort and joy to those around him.

Though he may no longer walk among us, Carlos's spirit will continue to guide and inspire us each day. As we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the remarkable life he lived and the impact he had on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Carlos leaves behind a legacy of love and a lifetime of memories that will be cherished forever by his devoted family: Robert Horta (son), Anna Long (daughter), Stacie Horta (daughter-in-law), Brandon, Dixon, Cameron, and Marissa (grandchildren), Elora and Levi (great-grandchildren). His memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and his spirit will continue to shine brightly through the lives he touched.

In honoring Carlos's memory, let us strive to live with the same grace, compassion, and unwavering devotion to others that he so beautifully embodied. May his soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.

A memorial service to honor Carlos's life will be held at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 N Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Forever in our hearts, Carlos's spirit will continue to live on, guiding us with love and strength through the journey of life.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton

1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

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