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Molliedean Stockton Morton, 89, returned to her Heavenly Father and was reunited with her beloved husband Bill Morton on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many positions, including Relief Society, Primary, Cub Scouts and at the LDS cannery in Vernal. She and most of her family also served an Indian Mission in the Randlett Branch. She loved serving in the church and would help anyone who needed it, even when she was in need of help herself. For over 35 years she was a caregiver to different family members, including her grandmother, mother, brother-in-law and husband. She loved having her family around her and helping take care of her grandchildren. In her later life she became a voracious reader.
She was born in Pocatello, Idaho on January 9, 1929 to Ross and Mollie Roberts Stockton. She had one brother, Ralph Stockton. Because it was during the depression they lived in many different areas in the Northwest US, wherever her parents could get work. They finally settled in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended her senior year of high school graduating from Las Vegas High in May 1947. On June 27, 1947 she married her eternal companion Bill Morton. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 63 years until his death in March of 2010. Together they raised 8 children and had a stillborn daughter. She is survived by her children: Jane (Don) Houghton, Vernal, Christine (Chuck) Johnson, Woodstock, Illinois, David (Diane) Morton, Vernal, John (Diane, JoAnn) Morton, Dutch John, Utah, Marsha (Tom) Perry, Vernal, Carol (Lee) Burns, Thermopolis, Wyoming, Shelly (Bob) Bodily, Vernal, and Valerie (Kevin) Merkley, Emmett, Idaho. Also 39 grandchildren and 104 great grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Bill Morton, her parents, her brother, 2 sons-in-law, Chuck Johnson and Don Houghton, daughter-in-law Diane Powell Morton and 2 great grandchildren, Tyler Kiever and Lucy Jane Houghton.
She loved making cookies and decorating them and for many years she made them and gave them away for Christmas and other occasions. Her childrens teachers would always receive a box of cookies for Christmas. She became known as the cookie lady. Her best known cookie was her beautifully decorated Santa Clause. She collected Cookie cutters and had over 500 different ones.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 AM at the Vernal Utah Uintah Stake Center at 4080 South 2500 East. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary 15 East 100 North, Vernal and from 9:45 to 10:45 AM Saturday at the Stake Center. Interment in the Vernal Cemetery. Services are entrusted to the care of Vernal Blackburn and Sons Mortuary.
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