Obituaries for April 5, 2004

archive_import

Nathaniel

'Nat' Holbrook Morton Jr.

July 22, 1917 April 1, 2004

Longtime Calaveras County resident Nathaniel "Nat" Holbrook Morton Jr. died Thursday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 86.

He was born in Tescott, Kan., and moved to California's Central Valley as a toddler. He graduated from Lodi High School in 1935 where he was on the basketball and tennis teams. He attended Modesto Junior College and San Jose State College before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1941. He served as a gunnery sergeant in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

In 1945 while stationed at Quantico, Va., he met and married his wife, Ann. After the war, he graduated from San Jose State with a degree in physical education. He worked for Milligan's News Agency in San Jose for 32 years before moving to Avery, where he lived for 24 years. He recently moved to Foothill Village Retirement Community in Angels Camp.

His family said he was an avid fisherman who loved the ocean and the mountains.

Mr. Morton is survived by his children, Mike Morton of Santa Cruz, Dennis Morton of North San Juan, Nevada County, Steve Morton of Seattle, Sue Burita of Arnold and Carol Manley of Murphys; a brother, Richard Morton of Moreno Valley, Riverside County; a sister, Margaret Crable of Aptos, Santa Cruz County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ann Morton, in 1996; a brother, Howard Morton; and two grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held in North San Juan.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

HUSAR Macy Husar, 87, of Vallecito died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

KELLY Debra Kelly, 47, of Sonora died Friday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

KNAPP John Knapp, 86, of Columbia died Friday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROBINSON Ethel Robinson, 97, of Jamestown died yesterday at a Jamestown care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

11538110
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday September 25, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Lorraine Lena DiFabio March 5, 1936 — Sept. 17, 2016

09/20/2016

Lorraine Lena DiFabio March 5, 1936 — Sept. 17, 2016 Lorraine Lena ... more

Death notice for Sept. 22, 2016

09/21/2016

WEAVER — Arthur Weaver, 60, of Sonora, died Sunday at Doctors Medical ... more

Death Notices for September 21, 2016

09/20/2016

GARDINER — Samuel “Sam” R. Gardiner II, 65, of Jamestown, died Sept. ... more

William (Bill) Holman Sept. 9, 1946 — Sept. 9, 2016

09/20/2016

William (Bill) Holman Sept. 9, 1946 — Sept. 9, 2016 William (Bill) ... more