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September 20, 1922–June 12, 2005. Lillie Winders Morton passed away Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2005, in Portland, Oregon. She was born on September 20, 1922, on a farm in Tama County, Iowa, to Ida and Orville Winders and had seven brothers and sisters. Lillie graduated from Gilman High School in 1940 as valedictorian and then attended Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa, where she met her husband-to-be, Thomas Slayton Morton, Jr., from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They were married on April 24, 1944. Lil worked first for the branch office of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis in Minneapolis and then for Continental Airlines in Denver, Colorado, while Tom completed his tour of duty with the army during World War II. They then moved to Tucson, Arizona, where Tom completed a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Arizona.

Their two children, Thomas Slayton Morton III and Mary Helen Morton, were born in Los Angeles, where the family lived from 1950 until 1969. Lil was very involved in the PTA and managed an American Handicrafts store in Reseda, California, for several years. Tom accepted a job transfer to The Netherlands in 1969 and another to Mexico City in 1970, and then Tom and Lil moved to Missouri City, TX in 1973.

Tom passed away in 1985. Lil was a doll collector for many years and was active in her local doll club, Bluebonnet Bebes of Houston, holding a variety of offices. She served as United Federation of Doll Clubs Region 3 director from 1984 through 1987. She was a great bridge player and a member of her local women’s club. She did volunteer work at her local library for many years and was an avid reader. Lil had the wonderful gift of making friends easily, and she will be deeply missed by many old and new friends as well as by members of her family.

Lil is survived by her son, Tom, and his wife, Diane, and stepson, Thomas, her daughter, Mary Helen, her granddaughter, Brita, her sisters Marguerite and Fern, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Remembrances may be made to Hopewell Hospice House Center, 6171 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon 97201, or to the Mastocytosis Society, P.O. Box 511, Plainville, Connecticut 06062.

Loved ones and friends are invited to an informal gathering in Lil’s memory on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 2310 Brightwater Drive/Cartwright Rd. Missouri City, from 1pm-3pm.



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