Mary Edd Morton LUBBOCK-Mary Edd Morton, 86, of Lubbock passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, following extensive illness. Mary was born in Whitney, Texas, on Dec.5, 1925. She grew up in Wichita Falls, graduated from Midwestern University and achieved her master's degree in voice performance at North Texas State. Mary taught music in Wichita Falls, and was a vocal soloist at 1st Baptist Church. It was there that she met and married her husband, Elwyn Morton. Community-wide, Mary was highly acclaimed for her unique singing voice, and consequently performed for dozens of various types of events! After she and Elwyn moved to Lubbock, Mary taught private music lessons; she also taught music for Lubbock ISD for 30 years, most recently at Rush Elementary. After retirement, Mary wrote and published a genealogy history of the Lightfoot family, entitled Calling All Lightfoots; she was also an active member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary and Elwyn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 31st. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, DeeAnn; her grandson, Jacob; and two beloved felines. Visitaion will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at 2nd Baptist Church in Lubbock with Ryon Price officiating.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 18, 2012