John (Jack) P. Morton. Lt. Colonel USMC. Retired.

Jack was born in Arcata on January 5, 1921. He went to be with his Lord on July 21, 2017 and left us after 96 years of a wonderful happy life.

He was preceded by his parents, Ed and Hed Morton, first wife Dorothy Hornbrook Morton and grandson Shane Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Hauger Morton; his daughter Susan Kiel; stepchildren Dale Hauger and Diane Bonomini; grandchildren Kelly Barsanti, Joshua Edgar, Schmieka Kiel, Kami Kiel, Shannon Fulton, Tori Hauger, Bill Robison, and Kevin Robison; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; niece Jacque Cooper and nephews Jerry Smith and Jim Lasell.

He proudly served in WWII as a Marine Captain of a bomber squadron in the South Pacific Islands. He received many citations, medals and promotions for his bravery and service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Jack owned and operated Hornbrook Shoes until retirement, then went on to be an Enrolled Agent Tax Preparer. He was active in Community Service over the years, was President of the Rotary Club in 1975 and received the Paul Harris Award.

He loved flying, hunting, fishing, backcountry horseman packing, being with his family and doting on his wife, Betty.

Graveside services at Ocean View Cemetery on August 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. with a reception following at Eureka Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Rd. Eureka.

In lieu of flowers please give to your church or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Source Code: llQ170788777.


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