Tommy Morton

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Tommy Morton
Tommy Morton

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Tommy Morton

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Tommy Morton

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Residing In: Pearland, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Virginia
Homepage: www.tommymorton.com
Occupation: Retired Computer Guru
Children: Son Jeffrey Allen Born 1973
6 Children
Daughter Elizabeth Anne Born 1980
5 Children
Daughter More…Sarah Marie Born 1982
No Children
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I moved to Eugene, Oregon 1 week after graduation.

Worked until 9/11/1965 when I was involved in a severe accident between my motorcycle and a station wagon backing out of his driveway. I T-boned the car doing 65 MPH.

I spent the next 3 years in and out of the hospital (11 months total time and 14 surgeries). Most of this time I was in a full body cast. After I was able to walk again with crutches, I attended University of Oregon School of Architecture for 1 year. I then went to Lane Community College and earned a degree in Engineering Technology.

I met my wife Virginia while working as a lot boy at a Dodge Dealership. We were married October 1969.

Upon graduation from College in July 1970, we moved to Portland, Oregon with a job at Hyster Lift Truck’s Corporate Engineering Department.

For the next 26 years we lived in the Portland area working for various Lift truck related companies. I transitioned from Engineering to Computer IT and wound up as Corp IT Manager.

In 1996 the company I was working for transferred me to Houston, Texas to be their Corp IT Manager for 5 divisions. In 2002 that company went bankrupt.

At that point I decided to try my hand as an IT consultant, and was successful at that working with several companies.

In 2007 my health had deteriorated from the years of wear and tear springing from the motorcycle accident. I have had both hips and both knees replaced. I retired with disability and am now fully retired with time to play with my toys.

My wife Virginia is an Accounting Administrator managing research grant funds in the Chemistry Department, at Rice University in Houston. She will retire in 4 Years and we will look at moving back to the Oregon Coast area.

School Story:

Falling out of the back of Gene Allens pickup and breaking my leg. (he ran over a curb in the parking lot at RHS transporting band instruments). Don't know if he broke the big Base Drum or not!!!! I never did find one of my shoes!!!!!

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Oct 11, 2017 at 7:13 PM

Happy Birthday Brigham! Hope it was a great one!

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Sep 18, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Happy Birthday, Tommy! So much to be thankful for. May our Lord continue to watch over you and Virginia and may you be blessed on this day especially.. My wife's uncle Bill who had Parkinson's real bad had to be evacuated and it was hard on the man. He reached his birthday on 9/11/2017 but the whole calamity of Harvey may have been too much for him because he died on 9/13/2017. Regardless, he knew who his Redeemer was and we shall see him again. God bless you and the folks in Pearland, TX real good. KLUJICS! Psalm 145:19. Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

Sep 18, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Tommy! Happy Birthday to you my friend. Thanks for all you've done and continue to do to keep us all connected. More than that though, thanks for just being you! You're a good man Tommy Morton!!

It's Tommy Morton's birthday today.
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Posted on: Aug 29, 2017 at 11:10 AM

High all. Thought I would check in. We have not had any water in our house but the street is impassable for 3 days, Still have power. We have has 32 inches of rain since Sat AM. My house is the red dot on the map.The Clear Creek channel is now 3.4FT over Top Of Bank and slowly dropping. Thats the news from Pearland just south of Houston.

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Aug 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Roy is missed by all of us. My family prayers go out for Him and His family.

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Mary is missed by all of us. My family prayers go out for Her and Her family.

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Nestor is missed by all of us. My family prayers go out for Him and His family.

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Linda is missed by all of us. Rest in Pease my dear friend.

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Paula is missed by all of us. My family prayers go out for Her and Her family.

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Jul 11, 2017 at 6:05 AM

Happy Birthday Edie! Hope it is a great one!

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Happy Birthday Mike!

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Happy Birthday My friend! Hope for a great one.

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Happy Birthday JJ. Hope it is the greatest!

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Posted on: Jul 03, 2017 at 8:37 AM

This one is especially for Tommy Ray Williams! Double click to view full size image. Have a happy 4th.

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Tommy Morton and Thomas Lunsford in Roswell Sept. 2010
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
My 1963 Sophomore Pix from the '63 yearbook.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Thomas Lunsford and Tommy Morton Early 1960's
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I found this one tucked into the front cover of Ken Crow's 1964 Yearbook.

Tommy Williams and Ken Crow
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
"Blue Hawaii" Senior prom 1965. Tommy Morton and Shirley Langham (class of '66)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
This is the one and only picture that was ever taken of this bike.
My accident of 9-11-1965.

I was riding a Honda 305 Scrambler on Sep 11th 1965 in Creswell Oregon at about 6:30 PM on a 2 lane black top county road doing about 65 MPH when a fellow backs out of his driveway in front of me.

I hit him t-bone style at the rear of the front right wheel.

Spent the next 3 years in a full body cast and about 11 months in the hospital trying to survive.

Came away with both my legs but cannot bend the right knee even today.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Some of you may remember this one.

This is what was left of my Dad's 1957 Chevy 4 door BelAir Hardtop after me and 3 friends did a 115 MPH 3-1/2 barrel roll 1 car accident in 1964.



Tommy Lunsford was with me. Can't remember the other guys names.



We all walked away with some minor abrasions.



The reason I did not drive a car in my senior year.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Newest Granddaughter Rachael