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GORTON, Wilbur (Will) M.
GORTON, Wilbur (Will) M. Born, July 6, 1930 in Los Angeles, Calif. passed away on Oct. 22, 2013 in Palm Desert, Calif. Will grew up in Riverside, Calif. and moved to Palmdale in the early 1950s where he founded Gorton's Paint & Drywall which he operated until 2009. He was one of Palmdale's founding fathers known as the 'Fifty Grand Men' who contributed $100 in 1962 to incorporate the city. He was also a past president of the Palmdale Rotary Club and enjoyed fishing and golfing. Will is survived by his twin brother Warren Gorton, his sister Arline Tracey, son Greg Gorton, daughter Jolene Gorton, granddaughter Danielle, grandson Devin, great granddaughter Breanna, and is predeceased by his son Bill Gorton.

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