Helen J. Morris

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Nov. 19, 1928 - Dec. 29, 2009

COLLEGE PLACE -- Helen J. Morris, 81, died Dec. 29, 2009, at Regency at The Park, 420 S.E. Myra Road, College Place.

The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 1556 Hobson St., Walla Walla. Her son, Darius W. Morris, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ building fund through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Mrs. Morris was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Butlerville, Ark., to Byrd and Goldie Harron Tippitt. She received a GED and an associate degree. On Oct. 5, 1944, she and Andrew J. Morris married in Nevada County, Ark.

She worked as a grocery clerk for Kroger in Jackson, Mich., retiring after many years. Mr. Morris died in 1966. She moved to this area in 2001 to be near her son and his family.

She was a loving mother and good friend to many. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Valerie Norment of Wickliffe, Ky., and Susie Wyatt of Bartlett, Tenn.; a son, Darius Morris of Walla Walla; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Tippitt; a sister, Eilene Daniels and a grandson, Bowie Wyatt.

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