Jerry Robert Morrison


Craig resident Jerry Robert Morrison died March 19, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was 61.

Morrison was born May 30, 1941, in St. Paul, Minn., to Harvey R. and Beatrice (Nolton) Morrison. His family moved to Craig in 1949 from Steamboat Springs.

After high school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp., three years of which he was a Marine guard at the embassy in Thailand. After 10 years, he resigned with an honorable discharge as staff sergeant.

On Sept. 12, 1975, he married Donna Harvey and they made their home in Craig. He worked for ColoWyo Coal Company as a shovel operator and truck driver for 16 years. He retired early due to health reasons.

Morrison was a member of the First Christian Church and he enjoyed camping, archery, shooting, painting and bonsai trees.

Morrison is survived by his wife, Donna Morrison, of Craig; mother, Bea Morrison, of Grand Junction, Colo.; brothers Dr. John (Ann) Morrison, of Moscow, Idaho, and Cliff (Audrey) Morrison, of Columbus, Mont.; and his dog, Tuffy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey R., and brother, Leonard G. Morrison.

Services were March 24, 2003, at First Christian Church with Beryl Wright officiating. Organist was Anne Carr and soloist was Wanda Brown.

Selections were "In the Garden," "The Lord's Prayer," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "His Eye is on the Sparrow."

Honorary pallbearers were all of his many friends.

Interment was in Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

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