March 13, 1927 – February 21, 2013
Ronald D. “Ron” Morton, age 85, of Lyons, passed away in Ft. Collins on February 21. He was born March 13, 1927 in Loveland, to Clarence and Martha (Bell) Morton. Ron served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he married Georgia Michel in 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1982. Ron married Joanne Ritter in 1984, and she preceded him in death in 2011.
Ron was the owner of St Vrain Lumber Company in Lyons until he sold it in 1976. He was a fifty-year member of the Lyons Lions Club, a member of the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department, and he served on the Lyons Town Board. Ron enjoyed woodworking, traveling, skiing, music, plays and photography.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wives Georgia and Joanne, and one brother Arlen Morton, Ron is survived by two sons; Ronald D. “Ron” Morton Jr. and wife Janis of Harmony, PA, and Gary Morton and wife Karla of Loveland, and a daughter Kathy Morton and husband Lyle of Berthoud, as well as five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., on Tuesday February 26, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Contributions in Ron’s name can be made to Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, and sent to PO Box 6358 Aurora, CO 80045. Condolences can be shared at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.