Susan Vernesse Orton
May 3, 1943 – December 14, 2020
Susan Vernesse Orton was born to Vernon and Rubie Rutherford in Portland, Oregon on May 3, 1943.
Susan grew up in Gresham and graduated from Gresham Union High School in 1961. Shortly after graduation she started her career in the Administrative profession working for Gresham High School and Centennial High School for 23 years before retiring and travelling with her husband, Roy Orton.
Susan enjoyed crafts, Rock n Roll music with her husband, going out to lunches and dinners with her class mates, and keeping up with old work friends. Her family was her most precious treasure.
Susan passed away quietly on Monday, December 14, 2020 from health complications, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Susan was loved and will be missed by her son, Michael Morrison II and family of Indianapolis, IN, and daughter Cleone King and family of Portland, Oregon. She is survived by her brother, Robert S. Rutherford and family from Gresham, Oregon, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, cousins, nieces, and extended family.