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James Ellis Morris

James Ellis Morris

Posted: 28 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 8 Jul 2001 7:16PM GMT
Surnames: Morris, Gates
From "The Oregonian", Portland, Oregon, April 27, 2000.
"A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Williamette National Cemetery for James Ellis Morris, who died of cancer April 25 at age 72.
Mr. Morris was born December 5, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army in the infantry during World War 2. He lived in Sheridan, Wyoming for 36 years, working as a warehouseman. Since 1966, he had lived in the Portland area, working as a warehouseman in Tualatin for 10 years, retiring in 1977. In 1952 he married Maxine Hill; she died in 1995.
Survivors include one son, Wes; daughter, CheryLea Gates; brothers, Willis and Glen; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Wilhelm Funeral Home.

Re: James Ellis Morris

Posted: 4 Dec 2006 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Morris, Story
thanks for posting: James Ellis Morris. He was the son of Ebben Morris & Winnie Story.. They were from Saline co IL.. I would like to correspond with members of EBBEN MORRIS FAMILY.. thanks for any reply

Re: James Ellis Morris

Posted: 21 May 2007 11:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
EBBEN W. MORRIS
Ebben Wendell "Windy" Morris, 68 died Thursday at the Veterans Hospital.
Born April, 26, 1918 in Sheridan, he was the son of Ebben and Winnie Story Morris. A lifelong Sheridan resident, he married Emily C. Cowell here July 13, 1946.
Mr. Morris was a nursing attendant at the Veterans Hospital from 1948 until his retirement in 1977. He also had a farm on Pompey Creek near Banner.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, involved in the activities and support of Camp Bethel, and served as it's business manager for several years.
A Naval veteran of World War II, Mr. Morris was preceded in death by a sister.
Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, three sons, Ebben (Breezy), Gary and Elton, and three daughters, Justine Hart and Lorelei Pryor, all of Sheridan, and Willa Gale, Wichita, Kansas, 14 grandchildren and five brothers, Lee and Willis of Sheridan, Ray of Green River, Glen, Salt Lake City and James, Beverton, Ore.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Gifford officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wyoming, P.O. Box 162, Cheyenne, Wy. 82001 or the donor's choice.
Champion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHERIDAN PRESS; AUGUST 15, 1986

Ebben "Breezy" Morris passed away in June of 2006. His children live in Durango, Colorado, but he does have some nephews in the Story area I think, I will ask around and see if I can find out anything.

Re: James Ellis Morris

Posted: 22 May 2007 1:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, I am very greatful for the information you found.

Any other Clues to this Morris family I would be very greatfuly.
thank you again Joyce

Re: James Ellis Morris

Posted: 16 Sep 2007 6:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ebben Wendell was my grandfather. Can i help?

Re: James Ellis Morris

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a nice photo of Breezy Morris that I took when he stopped in Shiptons Big R in Sheridan. I would like to give it to one of his relatives if possible. Contact me if you would like to have the photo.
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