Kathleen Ann Morris, 71, a resident of the Forest Grove, Ore. community died Friday afternoon, March 29, 2013 at her home.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at St Anthony Catholic Church, 1660 Elm Street in Forest Grove, Ore.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the Rosary at 11:30 a.m.
Rite of Christian Burial and Vault interment will follow the mass at Mountainview Cemetery in Forest Grove, Ore.
Family and friends are invited to attend a reception following the burial held at the parish hall.
Kathleen was born January 10, 1942 in Carroll, Iowa. She was one of four children born to George and Rosellen (Conrad) Wood. She moved with her family to Omak, Wash. as a young girl where she was raised and received her education. She attended Omak Union High School and graduated with the Class of 1960.
She met her future husband, Robert “Bob” Morris, while at a dance. They soon began dating and were married on Dec. 28, 1960, in Omak, Wash. Following their marriage they made their home in central Washington until moving to Forest Grove in 1963.
Kathleen was a loving mother to her five children but she also worked outside the home as a meat wrapper for Safeway. Kathleen was also the Secretary/treasurer for UFCW 555 and had been appointed by two governors for a committee seat at the Joint Labor Management committee for the State of Oregon. Kathleen also was appointed as Trustee for the UFCW Pension & Trust fund and had served as an executive Board Member for the UFCW International NW Region.
Kathleen had also served three years as a Forest Grove council member and had been an active volunteer in Kiwanis. She was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony Catholic Church. She was an avid sports fan especially when her children and grandchildren played. She loved to dance, was an avid reader and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved the outdoors and would often go camping and dirt bike riding.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two children, April and Stan Morris; and a granddaughter, Kalin Morris.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; three children and their spouses, Brenda and Calvin Bowes of Forest Grove, Ore., Kelly and Bobby Shumaker of Guadalupe, Calif., Ron and Kenna Morris of Forest Grove, Ore., three brothers, Ron, Joe and Dan Wood; five grandchildren, Kristen, Jessica, Krystle, Katie and Colby; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggest donations in Kathleen’s name to Forest Grove High School Athletic Department in care of Doug Thompson.
Services were provided by Duyck and VanDeHey Funeral Home.
Online guestbook for Kathleen Morris is at www.dvfuneralhome.com.