Mary Lou Morton

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Mary Lou (Zachow) Morton died April 28, 2008. She was born Nov. 13, 1951 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Dr. Ad and Jean Zachow.

After graduating from Alhambra High School, she continued her education at Glendale Community College, Scottsdale Community College and Phoenix Community College.

She married her best friend and soul mate, Ted W. Morton on Jan. 27, 1977.

Mrs. Morton spent many years with the Department of Public Safety in administration services. Later, she worked as an investigator and mediator for the Arizona Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division.

The Mortons recently moved to Tonto Basin to begin the next chapter in their lives.

She and is survived by her mother, Jean Zachow; brothers, Dr. William Zachow and Dr. Robert Zachow; husband, Ted; sons, Jess and Zac; stepchildren, Jana, Dee Dee and Joe Don; grandchildren, Taylor, Madison, Allye and Jack, numerous longtime and new wonderful friends.

A celebration of her life will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3 on the Morton property. Please call (928) 479-3008 for directions.

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