Delina Morris, 87

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Delina Morris, 87, formerly of Grand View and Smith's Prairie, died April 17, 2004, at home in Yuma, Ariz., with her family by her side.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service this summer at the family home in Smith Prairie.

She was born Delina Mae Munro, January 17, 1917 in Salida, Colo., to Ralph and Minnie Munro.

She married her "soulmate," Robert Morris, on April 21, 1934, in Redland, Calif.

Delina and Robert were married for 54 years while "raising their family with great love," their family said. " They started their journey in California then onto Montana, settling in Grand View, Idaho. They later retired in Smith Prairie and also had a winter home in Yuma, Ariz.

"Delina touched the lives of those who knew her. She had great spirit and enthusiasm for all interests in life and for her family and friends.

"She was an avid fisherman and she baked the best bread ever," her family said. "She also loved a good game of cards and she could really tear up a dance floor. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many."

She is survived by: her son, Wayne and Mary of Melba, Idaho and Crescent Valley, Nev.; daughters Teri Purcell of Yuma, Ariz., Donna Team and her husband, Kenny, of Yuma; brother James Munro and his wife, Martha, of Nampa and formerly of Grand View; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, son, Robert, and grandsons Jack and Donald.