Mary Josephine Morton

Mary Josephine Morton


Mary Josephine “Josie” Morton, age 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, October 22, 2021 at her home.

Born March 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Henry Griego and Theda Velarde Chavez.

She was a Christian.

Josie attended schools in California, was a homemaker and had worked for a time as a secretary. She enjoyed reading and going to church.

She is survived by her husband, Max Herbert Morton, at home, three brothers, Gilbert Louis Chavez of Tucson, Ariz., William Andy Chavez, Orange, Calif. and Joseph Henry Chavez, of Apple Valley, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Phillip Chavez.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. Michael Leedom will officiate.

Interment will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

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