Ginger Morton’s life worth more notice |

Ginger Morton’s life worth more notice

Your “Lives Lived” didn’t capture the essence of Ginger Morton, and I’m compelled to write. She was much more than the notice conveyed. Not married to her house (as the archaic ‘housewife” implies), she was a great homemaker, cook and decorator, but foremost a wonderful Christian – a pastor’s wife for 46 years.

I never knew a woman more dedicated to her role as helpmate to her husband and his responsibilities. Serving actively beside him and in “retirement” as they continued working in churches up north, Ginger didn’t walk anywhere – she scurried! She had more energy than five women younger than she, and was the first to bring a covered dish to someone ill or grieving.

She sang faithfully in the choir, taught VBS, played the piano, chaired women’s ministries, planned and hosted events, and crafted.

We joked affectionately about her ability to string more words together in a sentence than one would think possible. She had a great smile and a ready laugh – and was devoted to her children and grandchildren.

A young Marine will be driving through the night Thursday from San Diego for her memorial – such was the universal love her Christian “family” had for her. We’ll miss Ginger terribly.

Pat Lane

Cedar Ridge

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