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Marianne B. Morris

September 9, 1936 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 81)

Marianne B. Morris, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, with her family by her side. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 10, 2018, at Fletcher Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Marianne Bethel (Davis) Morris was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 9, 1936, to Jacob and Annice Davis. The family moved around a lot while she was growing up. She lived in Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, and Missouri. She graduated from Ava Missouri High School in 1954.

She met Charles Morris in Ava, Missouri and they were married in 1955. Their first two children were born in Missouri, then they moved to Oregon and fell in love with Grant County. Four more daughters joined the family.

Marianne was a full-time housewife until 1982 when she started working as a security guard, first at Mt. Vernon Peeler Mill then Malheur Lumber Co. until she retired in 2007.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and two infant great-granddaughters.

She is survived by her children, Laura Christman, Tim (Donna) Morris, Susan (Pete) DeRoiser, Pam (Jeff) Cherry, Julie (Bruce) Barlow, and Evelyn Arnett; brothers, Allan Davis, Jacob Davis and Ray Davis; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation or the American Diabetes Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR  97845.

Marianne B. Morris, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, August 6th, 2018 with her family by her side.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at Fletcher Cemetery in Mount Vernon.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation or the American Diabetes Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel.  

 

 

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