William Alton Morris
1941 - 2021
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WILLIAM ALTON MORRIS
July 23, 1941 ˜ April 26, 2021

William lost his battle with neck and head cancer Monday, April 26, 2021.
Born in Spokane, WA, and graduated in 1962 from Spokane High School. He was born to Elmer A Morris and Beatrice Leaona Bauer and had a sister, Joan Gray and bother, Bob Morris. He met his future wife through her brother Richard Farstad, Linda Lorraine Morris and had one daughter, Michelle Renee Morris. He got hired at The Boeing Company and was there until he retired with over 35 years vested. He enjoyed bodybuilding, roller skating, hot rods, photography and animals. He moved to Walla Walla, where he had rescued two German Shepherds who were wonderful companions. He walked his dog every day, twice a day and enjoyed chatting with the neighbors and getting all the animals excited.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Alton Morris; his mother, Beatrice Leona Bauer; brother, Bob Morris; and ex-wife Linda Lorraine Morris.
He was survived by his only child/daughter, Michelle Renee Morris and son-in-law, Warren Singleton; sister, Joan Gray; sister-in-law, Teresa Oestreich; brother-in-law, Richard Farstad; brother-in-law, Neil Oestreich; nephews, Frank Gray, Vernon Geyman, Daniel Morris, Michael Swift, Jim Oestreich, Shaun Swift and John Serverson; and nieces, Heidi Gray, Lisa Oestreich, Myra Cuesta, Lori Geyman, Jenny Gilstrap, Debbie Gilstrap, Kim Farstad, Lara Farstad and Tara Farstad.
Michelle will have a celebration of life on a later date COVID permitting.
The family asks that instead of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society in William A Morris name. 1-800-227-2345 or online at https://donate3.cancer.org/
Special thanks to Faia Stevenson and the Rite Choice Ventilator Specialty AFH staff, the staff at Legacy Salmon Creek, 5th Floor, Dr Jones with Providence Ester Short, Bridges Palliative Care, Marie, Karen and Sara, Evergreen Memorial Gardens staff Sarah and Ashlinn, Vancouver, WA, Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Todd Baumamm and staff at State Farm, in Walla Walla, George Hessler and the staff at Edward Jones in Walla Walla, Chris Kuhlmann and staff at Kuhlmann Financial Services in Walla Walla, WA. Sandy Perry with DSHS APS, Walla Walla, and our lovely friends and neighbors, Summer Aerni and the whole family, don’t know what we would have done without any of you! Vernon Geyman and Warren Singleton for your support.
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Published in The Columbian on May 9, 2021.
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6 entries
May 12, 2021
Sorry for your loss Shelly. Hugs to you.
Dorothy Lange
Acquaintance
May 10, 2021
He was so loved by his daughter Michelle. May he Rest In Peace So sorry for your loss.
Linda Steele
Friend
May 10, 2021
I have taken so long to write because it still seems so wrong that you are no here. The neighborhood will not be the same without you.
Aerni Summer
Neighbor
May 9, 2021
William, You are the sweetest dad, as evidenced by your Amazing Daughter Shelly ❤ I’m sorry you had to fight Cancer and for all your pain. Rest In Peace now, You were The Best Dad a girl could ask for ❤
Wendy
Friend
May 9, 2021
I wish I could’ve known Dad longer, however Bill was a great man & friend to me. He was a animal lover, and high morals & ethics. I’m proud to have known him. The world is a little darker place without him in it. RIP Dad!
Warren Singleton
Family
May 9, 2021
My dad was the best. I miss him so much. I enjoyed hanging out, going for walks with our dogs, roller skating, baseball, going down the coast but mostly I miss making you smile. RIP daddy,I love you and you will remain in my heart always. I know you're with Hannah, Beebee and Drexy, running and frolicking. Prayers, hugs and love going to our family.
Michelle R Morris
Daughter
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