Sunday, May 21, 2023

Eddie Morton, BHS '66 (1948-2023)

Eddie Charles Morton
We are very sorry to share the following post from Eddie's son Allen on Facebook this past Friday, May 19, 2023. Please keep the family in your prayers which include sibblings Jo Elaine Morton, BHS '67. Jim Morton/Morton Davis, BHS' 68 and Cathy Morton, BHS '75. Also, in 2020, Ed's other son, Charlie died while fighting a fire in Southern Calif. Heartbreaking...
Rest in Peace PapaSan.
When you find the fellas have a fish fry and a cold beer for me.
I’ll never forget the time we spent together.
My dad always encouraged me to be a great artist. We would draw and paint together as a kid. As I grew up and found inspiration in graffiti he would drive me around LA to photograph pieces. We’d walk right through neighbors hoods we had no other business in. We’d spend all kinds of gas and money on this. He introduced me to computers. Before I knew what graffiti magazines were he taught me how to scan images and collage on his computer. We built things. We laid tile. We fished. 
I woke up once in college and began crying and hyperventilating. My body was out of control. I showered and drive to work. All the while unable to stop. I was a mess. I called my pops and was like, “I can’t stop, I don’t know what’s wrong with.” he told me, you’re learning things the easy way. I went to war and your in school. A good leader won’t lead himself and his team to death. You need to take break. You need to rest. 
He was full of anecdotes. One of my favorites is a story Chuck told me. Chuck was depressed living in Chico. He got drunk and was crying in the rain. He told my pops, “I’d give anything to be anywhere but here right now.” My dad said, “I remember that feeling once. I left you boys after a fight with your mom without saying goodbye and found myself in the jungle. With 18 year old kids who could barley hold a rifle. The gorillas were coming and I thought, I’d rather be anywhere but here right now.”
He met my mom after Vietnam and they moved to Oceanside where he was a street cop, gang task force leader, detective and retired a sergeant. 
He got a masters degree in international business. Became a CPA after years of hard work. 
Eventually he would be hired by DFAS and then the department of the state. 
Post 9/11 he applied to work in Iraq and later he would volunteer to transfer to Afghanistan


Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace ⚘️

Barbara Zelenay Berry
The Mortons lived down the street from me growing up. Thought s and Prayers to the family. This is so heart breaking. RIP Eddie..
Forever in our hearts πŸ’•.

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Cheryl Bunch Eubanks
Rest in peace!⚘

Mickey DePalo
Rest In Peace, Sir.

Bruce Fossler
Remember watching football film..Eddie made this flying leap tackle and Coach Larson made us all laugh saying Eddie you look like a cowboy in a rodeo..
Eddie was a really nice guy..Always smiling and laughing..Nice knowing you .,.
R.I.P. Bulldog

Margie Turner
May he rest in peace.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Darlene Culotta
I dated him a couple of times in high school. R.I.P.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
So sorry Morton and Elaine for the loss of your brother πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ™πŸΌ

Ron Hagg
I'll never forget our friendship. RIP old friend.

Julie Guttridge
Had lots of memories with Eddie . Sorry for his passing . God rest his soul .

Kathie Maybin
Such sad news.Elaine was one of my friends and Eddie was like a brother to me. my condolence to the Morton family

Pamela Spang
Safe journey Bulldog πŸ™πŸ»

Nancy Jean Krogh Brez
Prayers for the whole Morton family

Karen Madsen
So sad to hear about Ed. He was such a fun guy. I just text Elaine and my prayers go out to her all of her family.

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
Eddie always made me laugh! RIP Eddie! The Morton’s will always be close to my heart! Fun times!
❤️πŸ™ peace be with you all!

Donald Matthews
RIP, Sir

Gloria Carson Anderson
RIP Eddie πŸ™❤️

Morton Davis
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and feelings about my brother Eddie. He and I, as many brothers do, fought like cats and dogs at times, but he truly remains one of the dearest friends of my lifetime. Eddie has a website that I hope many of you will be able to visit. He loved people, was a phenomenal writer and captured his passion for people, places and things with his photography. You will be able to learn more about Eddie on his website: - Again, think you so much for being a part of Eddie's life.

Cathy Coyle
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ed Morton. My sister & I had some fun times together with him in high school. Especially the time he tried to teach Carol how to drive a stick shift! God Bless Elaine, Morton (Jim) & Cathy. May the Lord wrap his arms around them & give them peace.

Sharon Anderson McEntire

Linda Everett
My heart and prayers go out to the Morton family and especially in my thoughts is my dear friend, Jo Elaine. I am so sorry for your loss……πŸ™❤️πŸ™

Susan Casimano
My heart breaks for you all. You are in my prayers, my friend, Elaine.πŸ™πŸ’”

Don Meredith
Didn’t know him, but truly respect him for his military and police service. God Bless and Rest in Peace Bulldog. Condolences to his family.

Joyce Miller
I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Prayers to your family.

Deanna Jennings
So sorry for your loss, Jo, Morton and Cathy. This is heartbreaking. Bless you. πŸ₯°πŸ’™


  1. I remember Eddie from school .. we are at this age where more Bulldogs are passing . God test his soul. I pray he knew Jesus

  2. A life well lived - prayers for his loved ones