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Obituary for Russell Lane Morton

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Russell Lane Morton

April 5, 1964 - August 20, 2016

Russell “Rusty” Morton, 52 passed away, August 20, 2016.

Rusty was born April 5, 1964 to William Morton and Barbara Sibert in Ogden, Utah.

Rusty attended Bonneville High School.

Our beloved son, father and brother lost a tough fight with cancer.  He fought very hard and showed us all just how strong he was.  Rusty is now our angel in heaven watching us and still with us every step of the way.

He was a hard worker all of his life, he worked concrete for 30 years.  He taught his kids to get what they want in life you gotta work for it.

He loved going riding on his dirt bike in the mountains with anyone he could get to go, if no one then he’d go on his own, that was his happy place.  Rusty loved his family, but most importantly his kids, he always wanted his kids with him and together.  The one person who we believe brought him a lot of joy and happiness to his life in this last year was his first grandbaby Lillie Jean.  He sure loved her and she sure loved her papa. Rusty fought for all three of his kids and did anything they needed.  He would give anyone the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his wallet even if it meant he went without.  We all lost a part of us the day we lost Rusty.

Rusty was a great man and will be missed dearly.  He’s touched many people one way or another and for that he’ll never be forgotten.  Fly high with the angels dad, this isn’t goodbye this is see you later.

Rusty is survived by his three children Ashley, Andrew and Allyson; Parents Barbara (Ross) Sibert and William (Sherry) Morton; Brothers Doug Morton, Denny Morton and Sister Karen (Jeff) Butters; Sister-in-law Becky and many nieces and nephews.

Also surviving is one granddaughter Lillie Jean Ashby

Rusty is preceded in death by Grandpa and Grandma Morton and Schwinn; Brother Jeff Morton.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street Ogden, Utah 84403 on Saturday September 10th, 2016 at 5pm.  His family would love for family and friends to join and share stories about Rusty.



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Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: April 5, 1964
Died: August 20, 2016

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Michelle Phelps Collins posted on 10/1/16

As a teen age girl Rusty stole my heart with those blue eyes that twinkled and a smile that never ended. Rest in peace my friend. My sympathy to his family.


Michelle Phelps Collins posted on 10/1/16

As a young a teen age girl Rusty stole my heart with his blue eyes that had a twinkle and a smile that never ended. Rest in peace my friend. To his family my deepest sympathy.


Scott Toone posted on 8/28/16

It's sad to have you leave us at such a early age. But I know your in a better place. I would like to thank the health care people who made Rusty's last days as comfortable as possible. Also the local LDS ward for making sure he had what he needed. Special Thanks to Diane who was by his side night and day for the last 3 months to help him through it. His sister Vicky Toone who was not mentioned loved and cared for Rusty very much. He will be missed


Crystal Andrews posted on 8/28/16

Sad to see a good man go so early. Thoughts and prayers to ALL the family including Diane, who took care of Rusty in his final days.


Jeremy Toone posted on 8/28/16

RIP Rusty. I'll never forget the time you took my on the off-road trails in Uintah in your vw bug when I was a kid. Also, surviving sibling Vicky Toone (Scott).