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Dean (Buster) Russell Morford

Dean (Buster) Morford passed away March 6, 2013. Born in rural Cass County, Minnesota, on May 22, 1930. Attended public school in Pequot Lakes, Minn., grades 1-12; Brainerd Junior College 1948-50; and North Dakota State University 1950-52, earning a B.A. in Science Education. Obtained a commission in the U.S. Navy in June 1953 and served 26 years, retiring in Monterey, California in 1979.

Married Beverly Jean Brown of Fargo North Dakota, in September 1952. Three sons were born of this marriage, which was dissolved after 36 years in 1988. Married Judith P. (Derksen) Leber in October, 1989.

Proceeded in death by parents, Hazen and Margaret Morford; three brothers, Willis, Harry (also known as Pete) and Max; sister Doris Gravdahl and wife Judy. Survived by sons Jay of Salinas, Calif., Wayne of Morris, Minn.; and Gregory of Bismarck, N.D. and seven grandchildren.

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