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Virginia Morton

Memorial services for Virginia “Ginger” (Parsell) Morton of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Grass Valley. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Memorial Garden Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Morton died Saturday, Nov. 16, at home. She was 71.

She was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Searcy, Ark., to Garland and Virginia Parsell. She graduated from J.M. Atherton High School, Louisville, Ky., in 1949; Blue Mountain College, Miss., in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in music; and the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley in 1956. She married James M. Morton Jr. on July 21, 1956. She was a housewife.

She and her husband lived in Livermore for 20 years before moving to Nevada County in 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, hiking, singing, playing the piano, traveling, scrapbooking, teaching Sunday school, drawing, and overseas missions to Kenya, South Korea, Russia and Honduras.

She is survived by her husband, James M. Morton Jr. of Grass Valley; sister, Suzanne Parsell of Sausalito; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Bruce Keyser of Nashville, Tenn., Marianne and Craig Wilson of New Castle, and Michele and Jim Chandler of Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Karen Morton of San Luis Obispo; and grandchildren, Regan, Cristin and Ryann Chandler, Brandon Keyser, Jenna, Jaclyn and Kyle Morton, Amanda and Brooke Wilson, and Jonathan, David and Megan Chandler.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Hospice of the Foothills or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo 90245.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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