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 Douglas Nelson Morton

Douglas Nelson Morton

Birth
Death 9 Jul 2016 (aged 76)
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot 11D-CN-Highline Gardens
Memorial ID 166954926 · View Source
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A memorial service will
be held at 10:00am on
Monday, July 18, 2016
at Quebec Place at
Fairmount Cemetery. Doug Morton lost his
long battle with Dementia caused by
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. He is
survived by his wife, Marilyn Brown; his
three children Christine Morton DeMier
(Daniel), Holly Morton Chione (Fred) and
Dudley Walker Morton (Elizabeth); 6
grandchildren; his sister, Edwina Thirsher;
numerous cousins and many, many friends.
Doug was born on October 9, 1939, in
Portsmouth,Virginia, to Commander Dudley
(Mush) Morton and Harriet Nelson Morton,
and graduated from high school in Pelham,
New York. He earned a BA in History from
the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia, in 1962 and then moved to
Denver. In Denver, he met and married
Judith Spears, a marriage that produced
Chrissy, Holly and Dudley before dissolving.
While raising his family, Doug worked in
publishing, founding Morton Publishing in
1977. The company now publishes college
textbooks relating to biological sciences.
Marilyn Brown came into Doug's life in
1984 and they married in 1987. They
traveled extensively, both for pleasure and
for Morton Publishing, and Marilyn teased
Doug that he had jet fuel in his veins. Doug
delighted in planning family trips and loved
the time he was able to spend with his
children and grandchildren.
Many philanthropic interests benefited
from Doug's participation. He served on
the Foundation Board, among many other
committees, at his alma mater, the College
of William & Mary, and was awarded the
Alumni Medallion in 1995 and served as
Grand Marshal at Homecoming in 2014.
Doug also served on the History Colorado
Board of Directors and on the President's
Council for The Colonial Williamsburg
Foundation.
In addition, Doug served on the Board of
Trustees and the Overseers committee at
Cheshire Academy, which he attended after
graduating from high school. Closer to
home, Doug was an active member of the
Monaco South Optimist Club.
In Doug Morton we have lost a husband,
father, grandfather, philanthropist, and a
great storyteller. And the ultimate Broncos
fan, seldom missing a game in the past 50
years.


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  • Created by: Sons of Liberty
  • Added: 14 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 166954926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Nelson Morton (9 Oct 1939–9 Jul 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166954926, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Liberty (contributor 48368710) .