1923 – 2014

LEWISTON — Geraldine N. Morton passed away at the age of 90 after a long, full life.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1923, to the late Harold and Ina (Loring) Norton, the fourth of 11 children, and grew up on the large family farm. Geraldine developed her love of basketball as a varsity player in high school and was an avid Boston Celtics fan.

During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the war department in Washington, D.C., returning home after the war to marry Richard I. Morton of Raymond, a professional jazz pianist, who predeceased her in 1987.

She returned to college as her children were entering high school to earn a teaching degree. She taught in the Gray and Raymond elementary schools for more than 20 years. She retired to Florida, where she developed a passion for golf, even having both hips replaced at age 80 so she could keep playing.

It was after retirement that she also became a gifted artist. Well known by many for her paintings in watercolor, oils and acrylics, her paintings were shown in juried shows.

She is survived by her one remaining brother, Percy. She also leaves her son, Keith of Bellevue, Wash., his wife, Kat, and their children, Justin and Emma. Here in Maine, she is also survived by her daughter, Catherine, of Lewiston and husband, Vincent, with daughters, Jessica Theriault and husband, Edward, and their daughter, Tessa; and her daughter, Amanda Flanders and her daughter, Mercedes; and son, Hunter; and her daughter, Morgan and husband, Larry, and their son, Cas, who is Geraldine’s great-great-grandson. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, their children and children’s children.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Geraldine’s guest book and leave condolences for the family.

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