J M “Jim” Morrow

1924 - 2014


In Loving Memory

J M “Jim” Morrow

December 20, 1924 – February 15, 2014

Longtime area resident, J M “Jim” Morrow, 89, passed away February 15, 2014, at Milton-Freewaer Health & Rehabilitation Center, Milton-

Freewater, Oregon.

Jim was born December 20, 1924, in Dekalb County, Alabama, to Doslil O. and Agnes Stephens Morrow. He moved to this area in 1946 from Calhoun, Georgia, and on March 23, 1946, he and Leora M. Hilgert married in Lewiston, Idaho.

He worked at Green Giant in Dayton for ten years then at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla for six years, retiring after many years working for the City of Walla Walla as Water Treatment Plant Operator at the former Kooskooskie Channeling Basin.

He also operated Jim’s Monument Service, making marker and monuments out of his home on Mill Creek.

He enjoyed raising roses and his apple orchard. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and backpacking in the mountains with his mules. He also loved collecting coins for his coin collection. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and most recently attended the Berean Baptist Church.

Jim is survived by two daughters:Penny and her husband Chuck Bafford of Hermiston, Oregon and Carla J. Morrow of College Place; one son, Duke and his wife Judy Morrow of Dixie, Washington; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his

wife in 1992; two sons: Benjamin J. Morrow and Jimmy Morrow; his daughter, Sherry Kirk; and four sisters and brothers.

The graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Dayton City Cemetery, Dayton, Washington. Pastor Larry Stevenson of the Berean Baptist Church will officiate. A luncheon will follow at Green Giant in Dayton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of donor’s choice through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Family and friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.


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