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Western Slope Obituaries 11-28-11

George Gordon Morris, 81, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 9, 2011 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo.

He was born on October 9, 1930 in Palatine, Ill., to the late George Chester and Mary (James) Morris. George spent his childhood in Palatine, Ill., until age 10 when his father passed away. His family then moved to Ft. Collins, Colo., graduating from Ft. Collins High School. After graduating high school, he attended Colorado A&M now known as Colorado State University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

George served in Korea in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, George joined the National Guard and attended Colorado University where he graduated as a Pharmacist. He moved to Delta, Colo., in 1958 and was the owner/operator of Dunbar Rexall Drug Store for 30 years.

On May 19, 1962, he married Leora Thomas in Glenwood Springs, Colo. George was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Delta County Historical Society, and American Legion. He loved chemistry and was always doing experiments. George was an avid collector; he also loved astronomy, reading and was active in civil air patrol.

He is survived by his wife, Leora Morris of Delta, Colo.; his son, Mike Morris and spouse, Crystal and twin grandsons, Daniel George and Matthew Lyle, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; two brothers: Thomas Morris and spouse, Gladys of Houston, Tex., and John Morris and spouse, Audrey of Mesa, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Morris.

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Memorial services were held November 14, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Colo.

Inurnment was at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Delta County Historical Society, 251 Meeker, Delta, Colo., 81416.

Sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

George Gordon Morris, 81, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 9, 2011 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo.

He was born on October 9, 1930 in Palatine, Ill., to the late George Chester and Mary (James) Morris. George spent his childhood in Palatine, Ill., until age 10 when his father passed away. His family then moved to Ft. Collins, Colo., graduating from Ft. Collins High School. After graduating high school, he attended Colorado A&M now known as Colorado State University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

George served in Korea in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, George joined the National Guard and attended Colorado University where he graduated as a Pharmacist. He moved to Delta, Colo., in 1958 and was the owner/operator of Dunbar Rexall Drug Store for 30 years.

On May 19, 1962, he married Leora Thomas in Glenwood Springs, Colo. George was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Delta County Historical Society, and American Legion. He loved chemistry and was always doing experiments. George was an avid collector; he also loved astronomy, reading and was active in civil air patrol.

He is survived by his wife, Leora Morris of Delta, Colo.; his son, Mike Morris and spouse, Crystal and twin grandsons, Daniel George and Matthew Lyle, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; two brothers: Thomas Morris and spouse, Gladys of Houston, Tex., and John Morris and spouse, Audrey of Mesa, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Morris.

Memorial services were held November 14, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Colo.

Inurnment was at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Delta County Historical Society, 251 Meeker, Delta, Colo., 81416.

Sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

George Gordon Morris, 81, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 9, 2011 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo.

He was born on October 9, 1930 in Palatine, Ill., to the late George Chester and Mary (James) Morris. George spent his childhood in Palatine, Ill., until age 10 when his father passed away. His family then moved to Ft. Collins, Colo., graduating from Ft. Collins High School. After graduating high school, he attended Colorado A&M now known as Colorado State University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

George served in Korea in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, George joined the National Guard and attended Colorado University where he graduated as a Pharmacist. He moved to Delta, Colo., in 1958 and was the owner/operator of Dunbar Rexall Drug Store for 30 years.

On May 19, 1962, he married Leora Thomas in Glenwood Springs, Colo. George was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Delta County Historical Society, and American Legion. He loved chemistry and was always doing experiments. George was an avid collector; he also loved astronomy, reading and was active in civil air patrol.

He is survived by his wife, Leora Morris of Delta, Colo.; his son, Mike Morris and spouse, Crystal and twin grandsons, Daniel George and Matthew Lyle, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; two brothers: Thomas Morris and spouse, Gladys of Houston, Tex., and John Morris and spouse, Audrey of Mesa, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Morris.

Memorial services were held November 14, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Colo.

Inurnment was at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Delta County Historical Society, 251 Meeker, Delta, Colo., 81416.

Sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.