Katherine "Kathy" J. (Morton) Zuleger 1941 - 2020

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CLINTON - Katherine J. Zuleger, 79, of Clinton, Montana died April 24, 2020 at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, Arizona.

Kathy was born March 14, 1941 in Ronan, Montana to parents William J. Morton and Elizabeth G. (Barclay) Morton.

Kathy graduated from Anaconda High School, Class of 1958. She worked many years as the school clerk at Seeley Lake Elementary and then at Clinton Elementary, retiring in 2004. She split her retirement years between Montana and Wickenburg, Arizona. 

Kathy was an avid gardener. She loved cooking and canning the things she grew or that her husband Ed got hunting. She loved her daily crosswords, iPad games and Suduko. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She especially loved her "Girlfriends" club. Kathy served as the first female President of Hellgate Lions Club for several years. She was so proud to be honored by the district Governor with an outstanding Presidential award for their district. 

Kathy is survived by the love of her life Edward G. Zuleger of Clinton; her daughters Rhonda (Bob) Flake Koch and MerriLou (Steve) Flake Sidebottom; step children Kristie Welty, David Zuleger, Michael Zuleger and Kathy Zuleger; brother Russell (Hattie) Ogle; sister Shelley (Josh) Robinson; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; many more cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents and stepparents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger "Rocky" Morton in 1955, her infant child in 1962, a sister Susan C. Morton in 2019, a grandson Brandon Zuleger and great granddaughter Paityn Zuleger in 2016.

Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. A private burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens will also be held at a later date.


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