Ruth Morris
Ruth Morris
Life-long Texas resident, Addie Ruth Montgomery Morris, better known as Ruth Morris, a wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Aug. 1, 2013, at age 81. She was born in Jack County on Jan. 22, 1932, to her parents, Ruby Lee Montgomery and Ada Mae Blevins, and was the youngest of three girls. At the age of 16 she visited the Texas Panhandle with her sister and fell in love with Vance Blom Morris. Shortly after meeting, the two were married in her parent's home in Jack County and recently celebrated their 65th Anniversary on July 14 of this year. Together, they built a home, a feedlot/farm business, and their love brought five children, 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren into this world. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and son, Vance Blom Morris, II. Her life is being celebrated by her husband, Vance Morris of Gruver; sister-in-law, Frances (Morris) and Gene Duncan of Gruver; daughter-in-law, Vera Morris, of Spearman and her children Melanie (Morris) and Jack Rodman of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Chris and Lynelle Morris of Sunray, Andy and Jessica Morris also of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; son, Albert Len Morris of Dayton and his children, Marsha (Morris) Tuha of Baytown, Jimmy and Tammy (Morris) Land of Amarillo; daughter, Judy and Rusty Tindell and their children, James and Karman Tindell of Bunet and Kent and Sonya (Tindell) Nelson of Cologne, S.D.

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; son, Joe and Nancy Morris of Gruver and their children, Landon and Brandy (Morris) Cartrite of Sunray, Dustin and Brittany (Morris) Borden of Canyon; daughter, Sherry Morris of Sunray and her children, Dustin and Addie (Crowley) Wallace of Las Animas, Colo., Jackie Crowley of Killeen and Ricky Elizondo & Ashley Crowley of Amarillo; daughter, Sandra Renee (Morris) and Billy Boyd and their son Casey Boyd of Bushland. As well as being a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan and telling everyone the joys and benefits of living in the great state of Texas, Ruth Morris loved being with her family, and the more the merrier. She lived to bring her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren love through food, her quilting, stories and her faith. Ruth was a long time member of the Sunray Church of Christ. It was very important to Ruth for her family to know the values of being a Christian and the difference between right and wrong as portrayed by God's word in the Bible. She held a pertinent position in the family feedlot business, working in the pens with the cattle, in the office attending to the bookkeeping duties and entertaining customers. When Ruth was not at church, traveling or hosting family gatherings, she was usually at her home quilting or crocheting with a lifelong goal in mind of making quilts and crocheted blankets for every grandchild and great-grandchild. Throughout her life and aside from the family business, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Texas Cattle Feeders Association Cowbells and served as a Sherman County election judge for many years. Services celebrating the life of Addie Ruth Montgomery Morris were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5, with graveside services at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray and a Memorial Service at the Sunray Church of Christ at 2 p.m. with Philip Hilton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Idalou officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Sunray. The family suggest memorial donations be sent to the High Plains Children's Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Amarillo, TX 79118.