Morris James Haxton passed away October 30, 2011 in Groton, CT. He was born March 20, 1931 in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada to Andrew and Agnes Haxton. August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch brought the Haxtons to the United States in 1933 to St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Andrew, drove the Budweiser Clydesdale horse team for many years. Morris enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1950. While stationed at Ent Air Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he met and married Marilyn Maddock in 1953 and they had four children.
He is survived by three of his children, Douglas David Haxton and his wife Sheryl, Lakewood, CA; Shawn Morris Haxton, Long Beach, CA; and Claudia Ann Weitekamp,Norman, OK. His daughter, Judith Page Haines of Vista, CA preceded him in death April 30, 2011. In addition to his children, Morris is survived by nine grandchildren; David Haxton and his wife Stacie, Etiwanda, CA; Brandon Humphrey, Niles, IL; Tara Mccue and Garrett Haines; Vista, CA, and Justin, Brittany, Cory, Kitchel and Shelbie Weitekamp, Friendswood, TX; and one great-grandson, Tyler Haxton of Etiwanda, CA., his brother, David Page Haxton resides in Greensboro, North Carolina; and his former wife, Marilyn Haxton Brooks, Houston, TX.
Upon Morris's retirement from the Air Force, he was employed by Technicolor of Hollywood, at Johnson Space Center in the Public Information Office during the Gemini and Apollo space programs and later at UTMB, Galveston.