CASPER - Funeral services for Fern Hope Morton, 92, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Word Christian Fellowship with Pastor Dan Carlin and Charlene Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m., today, Jan. 27, 2008,.
She died Jan. 23, 2008, after battling physiological problems following surgery.
She was born March 9, 1915, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., where she was reared and educated.
She married Merle E. Morton, an oil man from Amarillo, Texas, in 1946. They moved to Casper that same year. They had two sons and Merle died in 1955.
Her interests included family, church, Bible prophecy, alternative health care and fashions.
She loved people and worked with her good friend, Margaret Kierman, at Margaret K. Fashions in downtown Casper for 30 years before retiring on July 7, 2007.
She is survived by her sons, Merle E. Morton II and wife and Max F. Morton both of Casper; step-daughter, Mary Hodge of Tallahassee, Fla.; foster sister, Evelyn Williams of Decatur, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson, Dan C. Morton; half brother, Russell Harper; half sisters, Martha Gehrett, Marjorie Whitaker and Myrtle Garret; foster sister, Eileen Burch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, PO Box 2030, Casper, WY 82602, or to a charity of the donor's choice.