Lea Anne Morton

May 2, 1953 - February 1, 2021


It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Lea Morton on February 1, 2021 at her home in Auburn, WA. Lea is survived by her daughter (Lindsey), her younger brother (Charlie), her dog (Thelma) and beloved friends.

Lea was born to Marjorie and Ralph Morton on May 2, 1953 at Army Base Camp Crowder (near Neosho, MO). After graduation from the University of Washington, she had a successful career in marketing and advertising. Although she never traveled the world, she lived in nearly a dozen states, meeting people and making impressions along the way.

Due to COVID-19 (which thankfully she avoided), and the inability for us to gather, please celebrate her life in a meaningful way to you– be it a toast, call your family, hug your dog, etc.

In lieu of flowers, her family is collecting donations to improve the West Crest Dog Park, where she loved to bring Thelma and became known as the lady who always had a kind word for people and treats for the dogs.

To make a donation: https://fundly.com/lea-morton-memorial-at-west-creat-dog-park?ft_src=email_share_mobile

For more information see: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/westcrest-park

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robert gossett
robert gossett
1 month ago

today I took a walk down memory lane 
and i guess it will always be the same
because there’s still a 405 and it’s still on overland drive 
and your mother’s favorite trees are all alive.

and seeing a backdoor open i took a look inside
where i revived a thousand memories that had never really died
from a boy in an old red sweater through getting to know you better
and all the hours we spent there just growing up together

then feeling my time was up i walked on down the street
to sit beneath the oak where we always used to meet
he said he was still our tree and he remembered you and me
then he asked whatever came to be

so i told him how we tried, then it rained, then i cried
and the raindrops from the skies hid the teardrops that were falling from my eyes.