William Randall ‘’Randy’’ Morton II died on Monday in the comfort of his home, amongst his wife Nancy and loved ones. He was 78. Mr. Morton was born in Sioux City, Iowa to Colonel William R. Morton USAF (Ret) and Mrs. Dorothy K. Morton. He was raised throughout the United States.
Randy earned his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of Idaho in 1968. Randy had a distinguished career in law spanning over 45 years, predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He had a brilliant mind, was remarkably curious and relentlessly energetic. Among his many passions he was a highly accomplished fisherman, golfer and skier; a voracious reader; an avid chess player; and in his later years a competitive pool player.
Randy lived a rich and full life without regret. He made each and every day count. He was a incredible husband, father, family member and friend who will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife Nancy H. Morton of Arizona; son Will Morton of England; his brother Robert M. Morton and wife Yvonne Morton of Washington; his brother John C. Morton and wife Deborah Morton of New Mexico; stepdaughters Michelle Barbera of California, and Annie Barbera and Rose Ann Dubiel, both of Arizona; nephew Geoffrey R. Morton (Mortstock) along with wife Kim and son Calvin of Washington. Randy was also the proud and loving father of the late Christopher Randall Morton.
The family thanks their many friends and relatives whose love and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Southern Poverty Law Center (https://www.splcenter.org/support-us) and Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved/other-ways-give).
We already miss our zany, wild and crazy, sweet and lovable brother Philip, son of Lupe Ramirez Ojeda and David Ojeda.
Forever cherishing his memory are his native Alameda Ojeda brothers, Steve (Nora), Ralph (Janell) and Chuck (Janet). He will always be in our hearts. Special thanks to all his Alameda buddies who showed him much kindness over the years.
Bill passed away peacefully in Oakland, and was a resident of Alameda for over 90 years.
He served in the U.S Navy for 4 years and after returning from Japan he began his career in sales with the United States Steel Corporation and Kaiser Steel. After retiring he enjoyed playing (a lot of ) golf, traveling with his wife Nancy, cruising to various exotic locations, but most especially to Lahaina, and spending a great deal of time with their grandchildren.
Bill was a member of the Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 where he served as Exalted Ruler in 1972-1973, a Board member of the Alameda Junior Golf Club and served as a Marshall at the Corica Park Golf Course.
Bill was proceeded in death by their son David and his wife Nancy of 64 years. He is survived by his daughters Mary Elkins (Kevin) of Gig Harbor, WA , Diane Basker (Jim) of Crockett, CA and their grandchildren, Kevin, Matthew, Hannah and Sam Elkins. Tyler, Brandon and Adam Basker. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Alameda Junior Golf Club, #1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd. Alameda, CA 94501. For further information please call, Harry Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services, 510-522-6020, 1415 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501