Francis Morrison (October 30, 1928 – November 27, 2014)

Francis Morrison (October 30, 1928 – November 27, 2014)
Francis Morrison (October 30, 1928 – November 27, 2014)

GREEN RIVER — Francis Morrison, 86, of Green River died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Deseret Health & Rehab Center in Rock Springs.

He was born October 30, 1928 in Green River, the son of William “Bill” Morrison and Clara Cross Morrison.  He attended schools in Green River and Lincoln High School.  He also attended Machine School.

He served in the US Navy during WWII.

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He married Nancy Martinez May 18, 1950 in Green River.  She preceded him in death January 18, 1974.

He had worked for Union Pacific and at FMC for many years until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of the Green River Eagles and the Golden Hour Senior Center in Green River.  He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

His interests were bike riding, taking walks, fishing, telling stories, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughters Heather Jones of Green River, Barbara Bartelson of Anchorage, Alaska; sister Rebecca Royce of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandchildren Candice Manley, Jesse, Micayla, Mackenzie Jones, all of Green River, Shawntelle Farrar of Utah, Andrew and Threasa Morrison of Rock Springs, Orlando and Tony Maldonado of Alaska; great-grandchildren Chace Morrison and Carson Farrar of Utah; 5 nieces and 3 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Clara Morrison, wife Nancy Morrison, sons Jerry and Rick Morrison, brothers Carl, Bill, Floyd and Ralph Morrison.

Cremation has taken place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs.  Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River.

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