Susan "Za" Ione Morton
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 2, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Miami, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 4, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Seattle, Washington, United States

This memorial website was created in memory of my sister Susan "Za" Morton, 62, who was born on October 2, 1951 and passed away on June 4, 2014.  Please add your memories and pictures.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kathleen Sweeney on 4th June 2016

"Cannot believe it has been two years since we lost our cousin Za! There are 7 Burkes playing in a golf tournament this weekend. I promise everyone we will raise a glass in memory of our cousin!!!"

This tribute was added by Peter Nehl on 4th June 2015

"Za was my cousin, we were nearly the same age. As a little girl she was always full of fun, and she had a great imagination. I remember staying at Za's house with Aunt Kay and Ann, and the tangerine tree in their back yard, and going to POP together. We had fun. She was a sweet girl who loved her cousins. She did like to boss around the younger kids a bit, which was entirely appropriate, since they were a bunch of little hellions (Sweeneys and Burkes, you know who I'm talking about!)."

This tribute was added by Trudy Dobbins on 31st October 2014

"Susan loved Halloween and so she has been on my heart today!  She would always bring wonderful treats to work along with her very well thought out costumes.  My favorite was her Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz which she made herself.  I hope everyone enjoys two of my favorite pictures from Halloween at Customer Care.  We miss you Susan."

This tribute was added by Shawna Dopp on 6th October 2014

"Za was one of our many cousins that we all knew well.  She made the effort to visit with all of us and take some of the cousins on vacation with her.  She was very much the family keeper of stories and facts so we are all going to miss her.  Kathy is right, she was always good to our mom and all the aunts and uncles.  We were all so happy to see her after so many years and sad to know we can't see her until we all meet up again.  We miss you, Za!!!"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Sweeney on 6th October 2014

"Za was the name the cousins knew Susan as. She was always the mother hen and in charge. I remember her spending hours with my mom just talking. She was always full of laughs when visiting. We will miss her!"

This tribute was added by Ellen Ellingsen on 4th October 2014

"I met Susan because she was in my training class at Alaska Airlines.  We all had a bond because we were learning and having to pass tests to continue our journey at Alaska Airlines.  I found out that she worked for Eddie Bauer and she knew a college room-mate of mine.  Small world.  I also remember how Susan had to get up at the crack of dawn and take a couple of buses to get to class and work.  What dedication.  Just shows where there is a will there is a way.  So glad that she moved closer to work so that commuting wasn't so difficult for her.  She did love working for Alaska Airlines and she always had a smile on her face.  Never an unkind word for anyone and very generous.  So sorry that she had so many health issues.  Rest in peace Susan.


This tribute was added by Jean Wolfe on 4th October 2014

"Susan always treated the office with her healthy delicious snacks. I enjoyed working with her. After I retired I would see her at the airport going on another adventure. Very nice lady. She will be missed"

This tribute was added by Ann Russell on 2nd October 2014

"From Clint
I was always amazed at Auntie Za's arts & crafty-esque talents.  And though that's not necessarily saying a lot coming from a guy who struggles drawing stick figures, I know the sweaters and stockings she made for our family will be cherished for years to come.  As a result, she'll always be present in our home around the holidays.  Like Kathleen said, as fond of memories as we have of her growing up, it was great to reconnect as adults, learn more about each other's lives and the people we'd become.  Rest in peace.


This tribute was added by Ann Russell on 2nd October 2014

"From Alice
The Russell kids have some great memories with Auntie Za - she meant a lot to us growing up, and I'm glad we had a chance to reconnect more recently.  She made us the most beautiful, thoughtful gifts for birthdays and holidays, and I'll always remember our family trip to Disneyland together.  It's been nice to see pictures of her childhood and adventures, and hear that she's been surrounded by great friends.


This tribute was added by Kathleen Russell on 2nd October 2014

"Today is Auntie Za's birthday, so I thought it would be an appropriate day to lay a virtual flower for her. Za was a big part of my childhood, and always hand-made beautiful cross-stitched gifts for us. I always admired that talent of hers, and will be reminded of her every Christmas when looking at the beautiful stocking she made for me with so much care. I'm glad I got a chance to see her again before she passed, and it's heartwarming to know she had such great friends in her life. Rest in Peace, Auntie Za.


This tribute was added by Denise Schneider on 30th September 2014

"I went to high school with Sue. I came to Marymount as a sophomore and remember how very nice she was to me and made me feel so welcome!! I was so sad to hear of her passing, my thoughts and prayers are with her to all.....
Denise Ratcliffe Schneider"

This tribute was added by Jodi Welliver on 29th September 2014

"It's been many years since I had seen Susan. I knew her through our smocking guild and very much appreciated how positive she was about everything. She made such beautiful things and just brightened the room with her friendly nature, generosity and happy disposition. Thank you so much for sharing her pictures. They are wonderful!


This tribute was added by Suzy Homme on 29th September 2014

"Susan and I went to grammar school and high school together.  I will always remember how nice she always was to everyone.  I know she will be missed.  RIP"

This tribute was added by charlotte clarke on 29th September 2014

"Susan was always embarking on an adventure...loved hearing her plans. We miss her in our Smocking guild"

This tribute was added by Tana Griffith on 29th September 2014

"Susan was such a great stitcher and made such beautiful things.  I enjoyed meeting and getting to know her in the smocking guild.  She had such an outgoing personality and was fun to talk with.  We enjoyed her wonderful gluten free breads and crackers at our potlucks.  Her's were so good when gluten free still tasted bad.  I will miss her.

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