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KINGSTON — William D. (Bill) Morton, retired teacher from David Wolfe Elementary School, died Jan. 24 surrounded by his family.

Bill was born to Avery and Gertrude Morton on Dec. 27, 1928 in Hollywood, Calif. He attended Hollywood High School, UCLA and Chico State College. He served in Korea where he assured a safe supply of water to the troops.

Bill taught elementary school in Oroville and Paradise, Calif., and in Kingston. He spent his summers as a tender captain in Kenai, Alaska where he earned his nickname, Bucktide. He was a member of the Bainbridge Island Sportsman’s Club.

Bill married Jetty Cole in San Fernando, Calif., in 1955. Their children are Kathy (Dave), Todd (Edye), Donald (Hitomi), Glen (Clara), John (Katie). They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. We will miss his humor.

Donations preferred to Hospice of Kitsap County. Open house was held on Jan. 29, 1-3 p.m., at 18144 Cherry Tree Lane, Suquamish.

— Family of William D. Morton

 

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