Mary Morton

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Mary Alice Oliver Morton was born on May 10, 1926 in Groesbeck, Texas to Fred Oliver and Lena Anglin Oliver. She was born in the house in which she grew up. She was the youngest of four. She had three older brothers with whom she was very close.

Alice's father passed away when she was ten years old during the Great Depression. She and her brothers went to work as soon as they were old enough to help with the family expenses. Alice and her mother were extremely close.

Alice worked at the local bank as a teenager. She graduated from Groesbeck High School. Alice and her future husband, Edgar (Ed) Morton, began dating in high school. She rode the train from Groesbeck to College Station to attend dances at Texas A&M College while Ed was a student there.

Alice and Ed married on February 17, 1946. Both of them were nineteen. They were married for 68 years. Ed worked as a landman in the oil and gas industry for many years. Alice worked as a secretary for several years - even typing materials for pay when her older son, Chris, was a baby. She worked as a secretary at the naval base in Corpus Christ.

Alice lived in several Texas cities due to transfers from Ed's employers. She lived in Greenville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi for a second time, and finally in Conroe, where she and Ed lived for many years. She never lived outside the state of Texas. She enjoyed doing yard work, growing things, and having fun - she loved to talk to people and also loved going dancing with Ed. Alice also enjoyed mowing and shredding fields with her tractor at the family ranch, even though it was hard work. She also worked as a volunteer in the office of the First United Methodist Church - Conroe for many years.

Alice traveled to many places with Ed in the course of his work. She went to Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, Cuba, Pakistan, Germany, Paris, London, Athens, Australia, New Zealand, Latvia, and Russia.

Alice passed away on May 19, 2015. Alice is predeceased by both of her parents, all of her brothers, and her husband, Ed (August, 2014). She is survived by her son, Chris. his wife, Julia, and their daughters, Victoria and Olivia. She is also survived by her son, Kevin, his wife, Dianna, and their daughters, Sophia and Sydney. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas on Saturday, June 6th. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Groesbeck, Texas. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from May 26 to June 8, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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