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Arrangements by: North Santiam Funeral Service

 

 

Darrell James Morris
July 7, 1946 - March 8, 2015

Sublimity - Darrell, 68, died on Sunday, March 8 at his home in Sublimity.  He was born the seventh of nine children to Lloyd and Clara (Howard) Morris on Sunday, July 7 in Prairie City. He grew up and attended schools in the John Day area. During his high school years he worked running projectors at the local drive-in theatre.

In August 1970 he married Patricia Fowler in Burns.  While living there he worked for BLM patrolling the Steens Mountains, Hines Oil Co. delivering oil, and Security for the Air Force Base. Patty died in 1973.  He then lived in Eugene, Portland, and Mehama.

In 1976 he met Dolores Ditter.  They were married on May 21,1977 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Jordan. For the next two years they lived in Stayton and managed Northridge Apts.  The next adventure took them to Bend where they lived for the next 25 years.  He worked at Thousand Trails and at the Riverhouse.  They also raised a number of foster kids and had a small farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, and camping.  In 2004 they retired to Sublimity. He loved watching the hummingbirds at the feeder, doing rock polishing, and playing Bejeweled on the computer.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Dolores and his son Daniel.  His siblings: Jean (Dick) Emerson, Dallas (Janet) Morris, Gale (Jean) Morris, Linda (Howard) Wilson, Vicki (Woody) Samuel, sister-in-law Colleen Morris-Evans, extended family: Richard Ditter and Theresa (Alan) Utter and numerous nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Patty, sister Naomi Morris, sister Audrey (Ed) Wright and brother Howard Morris.

Recitation of Rosary will be on Friday, March 13 at 11:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at11:30 am both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.  Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: St. Boniface Church, Gentiva Hospice or Willamette Humane Society in Salem. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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