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John Morris (Paper/Log Handler) - Class of 2010 VIEW PROFILE

John Morris

1956 - 2011

MISSOULA - John Hugh Morris, 54, of Missoula, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at his home.  He was born on July 12, 1956, to Jeddie Mitchell and Betty Jane Nagle, but was adopted by his stepfather William F. Morris.

John grew up in Bonner, with brothers Gerald (Stacy) Morris and Bill (Sandra) Morris; and later met his sister, Jackie Nurer.

He married Sheila Heidrick on June 29, 1985, and had four beautiful daughters, Jennie (Eric) Guymon, Whitney Morris, Samantha Morris and Morgan Morris.  John and Sheila spent 19 wonderful years together then later divorced.  He also had three grandchildren, Kennadi, Kellan and Kahlyns.

John will be greatly missed by his caring family; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; also by John's friends; his girlfriend Heidi Rundle (son Dawsyn); and his lifelong best friend Lonnie Trogstadt.

John not only loved the outdoors, but also his family very much.  He enjoyed fishing, sailing, rafting and camping.  He was always taking his daughters and/or his brothers on wild adventures.

There was also nothing that John couldn't build.  If it wasn't remodeling a house, it was a playhouse for his girls.  He was a very hard working man, and there wasn't a thing he wouldn't do for his daughters.  He taught them everything from snowboarding to fishing.

John lived an amazing life, he was in love with the great Montana wild.  He hiked the mountains, floated the rivers, fished and sailed the lakes.  He will always be a part of Montana, he will remain in our hearts forever.

Services were held at The Missoula Alliance Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15 and a reception followed.

The John Morris Memorial Account has been established through Missoula Federal Credit Union and donations are being accepted on behalf of John's children.

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