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James F Morris

Clackamas, Oregon

February 6, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
88 Army Sgt


 He made 7 tours into Paris and Belgium.

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February 26, 2010

James (Jim) passed away in Clackamas, Oregon in the early hours of February 6, 2010 with much of his family by his side at death. Jim was 88 years young. during his younger years of life, he always wanted to go somewhere, do something with family.

Born in Missouri to Charles Roscoe Morris and Flora McGill Morris, Jim lived his early life in Missouri until his family moved to Flint, Michigan. There Jim met his "dream girl" Mable Perkins on a blind date in June of 1940 while horseback riding. A match made in heaven, they married on August 24, 1940. They shared their lives completely for their entire marriage of nearly 70 years. They were everything to each other.

Jim served in the United States Army during World War 11, reaching the rank of Sergeant, and making 7 tours into Paris and Belgium.

His entire career was spent in purchasing and management. He was with General Motors Buick division in Flint, Michigan. His next move was with Emery Plating in Pasadena, California. He retired in 1983 from Parker-Hannifin, an aircraft parts manufacturer, in Orange County, California.

Jim and Mable moved from their home in Costa Mesa, California to Clackamas, Oregon in June of 1990 to call home near their two daughters.

Jim loved to fish. He spent many family vacation days camping and fishing before moving to Oregon. His favorite places were fishing on the Colorado River with his son John and family, with a special trip to the Snake River in Idaho with his sons John and Floyd. His biggest catch was ocean fishing on Father's Day in Dept Bay, Oregon with his son-in-law Bruce and Bruce's dad Earl. At the age of 83, he hooked and landed 3 Chinook salmon, all in the 20 lb. range. However, one was a throw back, as by the time Jim got the fish to the boat, all that was left was the head, the Sea Lion got the rest. He loved family outings, from camping, to RVing around the country, to the family desert home in Morongo Valley, California.

Jim is survived by his wife Mable of 69 years, sons John (Pat), and Floyd (Marlene), daughters Sharon Norman and Phyllis Giggers (Bruce). Including 9 Grandchildren, Tom, Debbie, Robert, John Jr., Tammy, Jason, Jim, Heather, and Laurel, finishing out with 17 Great Grandchildren, Matt, Nathan, Sarah, Chrysa, Darin, Jared, Johnny, Taryn, Lucas, Ella, Delia, Keegan, Kelsey, Olivia, Kay-Leigh, Josiah, and Cora. Later this year his 18th grandchild and his first great great grandchild will enter this world. What a blessing it was to have Jim as our family leader. He will forever be missed and in our hearts.

A private family service will be held at a later date in a place he loved the most, the desert. His ashes will be scattered in the Colorado River by his family.
A public Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held on February 26, 2010 at 3:00PM at Willamette Cemetary.

Memorial contributions in Jim's name can be made to a favorite charity.

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