Type: Common Good
Mary and Taylor Morton established this Fund for the Common Good through their estate. This fund will support unrestricted grantmaking for emerging community needs.
Mary and Morton moved to Findlay in 1962 from Texas.
Mary was a graduate of Texas State College for Women. She was a high school teacher and secretary for the head of the Federal Reserve Bank. She volunteered for Blanchard Valley Hospital’s consignment shop nearly new for many years. Mary was recognized for 22,500 hours served. She loved dogs (especially her dachshund Haas), collecting antiques and finding bargains.
Morton served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during World War II. He attended the University of Texas to receive his law degree before taking a job with the Plymouth Oil Company as an attorney. Morton was hired by Marathon Oil Company in 1962 and relocated to Findlay. He was inducted into the Phi Delta Phil legal fraternity and was eligible to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was an avid traveler and an accomplished amateur photographer.