Philip B. Morton,76, passed away in his home on June 10, 1999.
Phil was born on April 16, 1923 to Bert and Minnie White Morton in Salt Lake City. Phil was honored to serve in the 11th Airborne Division Paratroopers during World War II in the South East Pacific. He was employed at Universal CIT and First Security Bank, and later became CEO of Morton Investment, in which he built many subdivisions in UT, WY, ID and NV. He was active in the Homebuilders Association, in which he received many honorable awards. Phil was one of the original Board of Fellows of SUU. His hobbies and interests included a lifetime love for fly-fishing. He had many great accomplishments in his life, but none greater than being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.Phil is survived by his beautiful wife, Dorothea. On September 18, 1954, they were married and he instantly became a proud father of four young children: Patricia (Dean) Hofheins, Marilyne (Lou) Barlow, Robert (Maureen) Allred and Susan (John) Schultz. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one nephew, Joe Granato.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 1999, at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary (2350 East 1300 South). Friends and family are invited to visit Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the mortuary, and one hour prior to services Monday morning.
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