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Thomas Morris

Morris Thomas

Thomas “Tom” Logan Morris, 81 of Goodyear Arizona, passed away on February 2, 2023 due to complications of Alzheimers, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was an easy-going and good-natured man who enjoyed family and made friends wherever he went, sharing stories/laughter with those he met. Tom was born March 5, 1941 in Chinook Montana, the son of Albert and Pearl (Kessel) Morris. He was schooled in Chinook, graduating in 1959. He served in the Air Force Reserves. In 1961 he began a 37-year career with the JC Penney Company.

In 1962, Tom married Loretta Tyson in Kalispell Montana and they had four children. They lived in five states during his career with the longest in Grand Forks, ND. Upon retirement in 1998, they moved to Arizona. Tom was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved spending time with family. He had a special relationship with each of his grandchildren. Tom enjoyed skiing, golfing, hiking, traveling, rodeos, and watching his favorite sports teams (Nebraska Cornhuskers Football and UND Hockey). Two of his most memorable activities were golfing with his son-in-laws and grandsons and spending 8 summers in retirement building fences in Montana with his brother-in-law, John.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Don and Ralph, and family members Helen Morris, Howard Cowan, and Doug Morris. He is survived by his wife and children: Charlene (Jamie) Kuntz, Grand Forks ND, Teena (John) Swangler, Maple Grove MN, Chad Morris, Muscatine IA, and Kathy (Todd) Braunschweig, Fargo ND; grandchildren: Ryan (Vanessa) Kuntz, Derek (Rachel) Kuntz, Hayley Kuntz, Caitlin Kuntz, Krista (Jose) Chapa, Daniel Swangler, Grayson Morris, Cody Braunschweig, and Taylor Braunschweig; great-grandchildren Ava, Mila, Kyla, Josie, Kennedy, Easton, and Hudson; siblings Betty Cowan and Ben (Faye) Morris, and sister-in-law Dee Morris. Also survived by Loretta’s family, whom he had a special relationship with, considering them as his own.

We’d like to thank all of the staff at the Hacienda Del Rey and Hospice of the Valley for such good care. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Private memorial service to be held at a later date.

6 Comments on “Thomas Morris

  1. Much love to the family.
    Uncle Tom you were very special to me and we’ll see each other again!

  2. Loretta and family, we are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We hope you are comforted by the many years and memories you had as a family. God bless!

  3. Uncle Tom was a true gem. I’m grateful I got to visit him last year. He will be missed.

    Wishing his family peace, comfort and strength.

  4. Praying for comfort, peace, and strength for the family.
    Uncle Tom, I Love You! Give my mom a big hug for me!

  5. So great to have known you as my G.Forks gmm friend, as I was in West Acres Fargo,gmm..

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